As one of the most experienced and decorated Tulsa immigration law attorneys, Fry & Elder’s Lorena Rivas is 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.
Experience the Fry & Elder Difference
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 2014-2019.
Fry & Elder’s lead Tulsa immigration law attorney is Lorena Rivas, who is an accomplished and experienced trial lawyer. She is the 2018 Fern Holland Award winner and has traveled multiple times to Washington D.C. to meet with state and national legislators to fight for immigration law reform.
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. Her practice areas include:
- Business Immigration
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
- Deportation/Removal Defense
- Family Immigration
- Fiancé Visa
- Humanitarian Relief
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
Contact the Tulsa law firm Fry & Elder today to set up a personal consultation with a proven team of Tulsa immigration law attorneys who will advocate and fight for your rights.