Sherman Oaks Deportation Defense Attorney
Successfully Defending Clients From Removal Proceedings
Receiving a Notice to Appear (NTA), generally the first formal step of deportation proceedings, can be earth-shattering. No matter your individual circumstances, you likely have worked hard to build a home and life in the United States, and the possibility of removal threatens to upend not only your own life, but that of your loved ones.
The good news is an NTA does not necessarily mean deportation is a foregone conclusion. You have numerous legal tools at your disposal to fight removal proceedings and remain in the country.
Our Sherman Oaks deportation defense lawyer at Zadykyan Law is familiar with all of these tools, including cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, U-visas, and more. We will work to do everything in our power to protect your rights and give your case the empathetic, professional attention it deserves.
Why You Need a Deportation Defense Lawyer?
A noncitizen can be subject to removal proceedings, initiated by an NTA, for numerous reasons. These include unlawful entry into the country, violating some condition of your nonimmigrant visa, overstaying a visa, or being convicted of certain types of crimes.
No matter how cut and dry you fear your case might be, there is likely an opportunity to fight against deportation with the help of an experienced deportation defense attorney near you.
What is a Notice to Appear?
Your NTA is drafted by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and is simultaneously served to both you and an immigration court. The document will lay out the reasons for the removal proceedings and should be reviewed carefully.
An initial hearing in immigration court will be scheduled. Appearing at your hearing is essential, as a failure to appear will forfeit any opportunity for deportation relief, and you will be removed immediately.
What Are My Options?
You will be given time to hire legal representation if you have not already done so, after which an immigration judge will request you verify the substance of your NTA. It is possible USCIS has made some form of mistake, in which case we can argue contents of the NTA (and consequently the removal proceedings themselves) are in some way invalid.
Once the contents of the NTA are established in court, you (and your legal representation) can file for various forms of deportation relief, which we will discuss more below. A subsequent hearing will be scheduled to address the relief being sought. In many cases, an individual hearing will be held, in which witnesses can offer testimony regarding the individual’s case and we can argue openly in court on your behalf.
We can coach you on any testimony you may need to offer to defend yourself. Should the judge rule against you and recommend deportation, you will have 30 days to appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and there are additional appeal options in certain situations.
Utilizing deportation relief mechanisms and filing appeals can be complex, labyrinthine processes involving a heavy amount of documentation and knowledge of the immigration system. Mistakes can be costly and can even derail any odds of success.
While it is possible to represent yourself in immigration court and fill out all of the relevant paperwork, our Sherman Oaks deportation defense attorney can leverage their knowledge and experience to better your odds of a positive outcome.
We are results-driven at Zadykyan Law and will do everything in our power to honor your rights and avoid deportation. We are compassionate to your situation and understand the importance of your case.
Our team can offer the professional, individualistic services you will need to understand all of your legal options and what strategies may be most fruitful in finding you relief. We can zealously represent you in court and will give your case the attention it deserves.
We take the time to listen, answer your questions and create a tailored strategy to accomplish your goals.
We care about our clients and go the extra mile to ensure every detail is taken care of throughout the process.
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