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Aggravated Felonies

Certain offenses known as “Aggravated Felonies”  as defined under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(43) can result in deportation of a non-citizen.  Many attorneys are not only unfamiliar with which crimes are considered “Aggravated Felonies,” they are entirely ignorant of potential immigration repercussions associated with criminal charges.  The Bahuriak Law Group knows this area of the law and will be certain your status in the United States is a priority.  In complex cases, the BLG affiliates with expert immigration attorneys who have the ability to address nearly any immigration question.

Any of the following crimes may be considered an “Aggravated felony.”  In addition, because the definition of these crimes is rooted in Federal law, an underlying State offense must be properly interpreted in order to classify the offense.  “Aggravated Felonies” may consist, but are not limited to, the following types of crimes:

  • Murder, rape, or sexual abuse of a minor
  • Illicit trafficking in a controlled
  • Illicit trafficking in firearms or destructive devices
  • Certain money laundering offenses
  • Certain explosives offenses
  • Certain firearms offenses
  • Certain crimes of violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Certain child pornography offenses
  • Certain crimes charged under the federal RICO statute
  • Certain gambling offenses
  • Certain offenses concerning the operation of prostitution establishments
  • Fraud, deceit or tax evasion in excess of $10,000
  • Alien smuggling
  • Treason
  • Falsification of travel documents
  • Human trafficking
  • Commercial bribery, forgery or counterfeiting
  • Witness tampering or perjury
  • Criminal conspiracy of certain offenses

To find out more about the Bahuriak Law Group’s Criminal Immigration Practice, contact us at 215-413-1150 or contact us here.



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