The Tulsa immigration law attorneys at Fry & Elder are fully aware that criminal convictions can carry very heavy immigration consequences in Tulsa and elsewhere. Convictions include: being sentenced by a judge or jury to jail time or some form of punishment, pleading guilty or nolo contendre to a charge, or receiving a suspended sentence. Immigration law treats some crimes differently than criminal law does. Certain crimes are called Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT). These crimes can range from what seem like minor offenses such as a petty theft, to serious crimes like murder. CIMTs can have particular consequences for immigration purposes, but there are also special exceptions for some CIMTs.
Immigration also uses a much broader definition of what types of crimes are considered “aggravated felonies” than the criminal law. Aggravated felonies under the immigration definition have very serious consequences such as loss of legal permanent residency, detention and removal. Our Tulsa immigration law attorneys at Fry & Elder can help you to determine if anything in your criminal history is a CIMT or an aggravated felony.
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Since the Tulsa law firm of Fry & Elder can provide representation in criminal and immigration proceedings, the Tulsa immigration law attorneys and criminal defense attorneys at Fry & Elder work hand-in-hand to fully explain to an individual their immigration consequences from the beginning of their criminal proceedings to the end.
Fry & Elder is not just one of the most decorated firms in Oklahoma, but in the United States. Fry & Elder has been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s exclusive list of Best Law Firms from 2014-2016.
Fry & Elder’s lead Tulsa immigration law attorney is Lorena Rivas, who is an accomplished and experienced trial lawyer. As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), Rivas is well versed and experienced in all facets of immigration law.
Fry & Elder also is well known for its prominent work in Tulsa family law. Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr., is a decorated and accomplished Tulsa divorce lawyer. He was recently honored as the Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa for 2016 by Best Lawyers® and has been selected as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer® every year since 2007.
Fry & Elder attorneys James R. Elder, M. Shane Henry, and Aaron D. Bundy, along with Fry are AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, while Barteaux, Henry and Bundy have each been selected as Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™.
Contact the Tulsa family law firm of Fry & Elder today to set up a personal consultation with a proven Tulsa trial lawyer.