Drug Crime Convictions Carry Serious Consequences

A drug crime conviction on your record can cause serious issues. It can affect your job, future jobs, education opportunities, family life, financial situation and even where you can live.

At The Díaz Firm, PLLC, we understand that good people make mistakes. We believe a moment of bad judgment should not affect the rest of your life – or your legal status to live in the United States.

Drug Possession Penalties For Immigrants

Our team has over 30 years of experience working to defend, dismiss or mitigate drug charges for citizens and non-citizens alike. We work to defend serious charges involving drugs such as cocaine, heroin and meth. If you need help fighting possession charges, you do not need to face the legal process alone.

Being convicted of drug possession can cause severe consequences for undocumented U.S. residents, including:

  • Denial of legal status
  • Inadmissibility to the U.S.
  • Denial of permanent residency
  • Deportation
  • Jail or prison time
  • Heavy fines
  • Loss of DACA status
  • Loss of legal permanent residency

Simple possession of marijuana in limited amounts is the only drug crime that may allow a waiver or pardon to these consequences. Any other illegal substance or large amounts of a drug will likely affect your right to be a U.S. citizen. That is why it is so important to fight drug charges right away with the help of a skilled lawyer.

We Will Fight For You

The Díaz Firm, PLLC, can work to defend your case and protect your rights. If you are facing charges for a serious drug crime, such as possession, there is no time to lose. We can help evaluate your options and seek grounds that may keep you in the U.S. Fighting to reduce your charges is often the only way to keep non-citizens in the U.S.

We know facing a drug charge has life-changing consequences. Our attorneys will work meticulously and fight aggressively for you. Call 512-687-6228 or contact us online for a consultation on your case. We serve clients from our Austin, Texas, office.