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Defending New York Immigrants in Criminal Cases

    The Portela Law Firm, P.C. is a seasoned immigration and criminal defense firm serving the New York metro area. Lead by Attorney Manuel Portela, the firm's legal team is dedicated to defending the rights of immigrants and to helping each client turn their vision of life in America into a reality.

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    Attorney Portela has a strong record of success and is has won the praise of many past clients, as shown in our firm's testimonials. Manuel has also been featured in the media on many occasions due to his knowledge and experience in immigration law. Anyone in need of a New York City immigration attorney can find the counsel and representation they need at The Portela Law Firm, P.C.

    Why You Need an Immigration Lawyer

    As a non-U.S. citizen, being charged with a crime can have devastating consequences in all areas of your life. You are at risk of severe consequences such as:

    • Imprisonment
    • Probation
    • Large fines
    • Community service
    • Mandatory treatment programs
    • Jeopardized immigration status

    It is essential you contact a New York immigration defense lawyer immediately, even if you have only been accused of a crime and charges have not yet been filed.

    Reasons to Choose The Portela Law Firm, P.C.

    The criminal defense and immigration team at Portela Law Firm, P.C. will do everything possible to protect your freedom and your right to remain in this country. To that end, the firm has immigration and criminal defense departments that work together to achieve positive outcomes for clients charged with serious criminal offenses. Some of the many reasons to retain an attorney from our firm include:

    • Over two decades of experience
    • Attorneys with various backgrounds
    • Focused on immigration and deportation issues
    • History of success in immigration and defense cases
    • Assistance with visa and inadmissibility issues
    • Skilled in State and Federal Courts
    • Recommended by past clients
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    If deportation or removal proceedings have already been initiated against a loved one, there is still hope. The legal team will take aggressive and swift action to prevent a deportation or from being barred from future citizenship, asylum, or entry into the United States.

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    If you have been accused of a criminal offense, please do not waste any time in contacting a member of our team. We have experience in every area of criminal law and understand the effects it can have on your immigration status.

    DWI can leave you dealing with jail time, fines, and loss of driving privileges. When you are already facing complications regarding gaining status in the U.S., a DWI conviction could even be enough to ruin your chances of permanent residency. The same is true of violent crimes like child abuse, domestic violence, and assault.

    Knowing this, we do our utmost to protect your future by getting your charges dropped. Whether you have been accused of drug crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, firearms offenses, aggravated felonies, or fraud related offenses, please do not hesitate to contact our team.

    Advocating for Your Immigration Rights

    What should you do if you are being threatened with criminal deportation? In the U.S., a non-citizen could be subject to deportation if they are convicted of certain crimes. This does not include all crimes, but crimes like:

    • Smuggling aliens into the country
    • Perjury
    • Aggravated felonies
    • High speed flight from an immigration checkpoint

    In normal situations, a person convicted of a crime like this would face time in prison and heavy penalties. For a non-citizen, the consequences are much more life-altering. Non-citizens could be forced to leave the life they have made in the U.S. and never allowed to return.

    Contact a New York immigration defense lawyer from our team if you are a non-resident who has been accused of any such crime. Our lawyers not only understand immigration law, but criminal defense law as well, so do not waste any time in getting in touch with our firm.

    Immigration Lawyers in New York

    As well as fighting to protect individuals from criminal deportation, the firm also assists clients with straight immigration matters, such as immigration visas, non-immigrant visas and citizenship / naturalization.

    We represent the following persons throughout NYC in immigration matters:

    • Students
    • Professional workers
    • Blue collar workers
    • Businesses
    • Family members of U.S. residents
    • Religious workers
    • Investors and entrepreneurs
    • Those seeking asylum

    The attorneys at the firm are members of the New York State Bar Association, U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts, and more. They come from diverse and illustrious backgrounds and can address all types of cases at state and federal level, providing service in both English and Spanish as needed. Their cases have been featured in the media and major legal publications, including the National Law Review, the New York Law Journal, the New York Times, the New York Jury Verdict Reporter, and more.

    Contact a New York Immigration Defense Lawyer

    Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team at the Portela Law Firm, P.C. for answers and relentless legal guidance. Should you choose to work with our team, you will be able to have peace of mind knowing that we are doing everything in our power to ensure that your rights are protected.

    Look through our case results and reading about what our clients have to say about us to determine whether we are the right choice for you. We are able to handle cases ranging from immigration to criminal deportation, criminal defense, visas and naturalization, so please do not hesitate to contact our office if you need assistance with one of these important matters.

    You can always contact a New York immigration defense lawyer from our office to talk to someone in person. Call today!

    We are proud to serve clients throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx, New York City, NYC, Yonkers, Westchester, Long Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County.