Deportation Defense Attorney in Honolulu

Representation for Non U.S. Citizens Charged With Criminal Offenses

If you are not a U.S. citizen and you are accused of a crime, you could possibly be at risk of deportation. Deportation, or removal, occurs when an immigrant is forced to leave the United States. If you are ordered to be deported from this country, you could end up having your whole life uprooted. In fact, you may even have to be separated from your loved ones.

If you are an immigrant, this makes it all the more important for you to obtain strong legal representation upon being arrested for a crime. By working with my firm, The Law Office of Steve Cedillos, you can receive the legal support you need for your criminal case. As a Honolulu criminal defense advocate with more than two decades of experience, I am fully equipped to aggressively advocate on your behalf.

Call (808) 201-0496 if you or someone you love could be deported after being arrested.

Crimes That Can Lead to Deportation

Only certain types of crimes can trigger deportations. These includes "crimes of moral turpitude," aggravated felonies and other types of offenses. The category of crimes of moral turpitude can serve as somewhat of a gray area because this term has not been well-defined in the past. Typically, these crimes include offenses that involve intended harm against others (such as assault and domestic violence), as well as crimes that involve fraud and larceny (theft).

In order for a deportation to occur as the result of a crime of moral turpitude, the person must have committed the offense within the first five years of being admitted to the U.S. Or, the individuals must have committed two or more separate crimes of moral turpitude at any time after being admitted into the country. Immigrants can oftentimes avoid being deported for these types of crimes if they can show that the crime falls under the petty offense category.

Aggravated Offenses

The aggravated offenses that can lead to removal from the U.S. tend to be some of the most serious offenses, such as:

There are other offenses that can cause a person to be removed from the country, such as drug crimes and illegal possession of firearms. An immigration attorney can help you determine if the offense you are charged with can affect your immigration status.

Deportation Defense Attorney in Honolulu Challenging Your Criminal Charges

At my criminal defense law firm in Honolulu, my goal is to help you set up a solid defense plan and fight for the best possible outcome possible in your case. Depending on your situation, it might be best to undergo a trial and fight any type of conviction. In other cases, it might be more beneficial for you to enter a plea deal that significantly reduces your charges to an offense that will not lead to removal from the country.

Contact my office so I can help you fight for your freedom and for the life you have established in the U.S.!

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Why Choose Us?

Steve Cedillos, a respected Honolulu attorney with over 30 years of experience, specializes in criminal defense and family law. Committed to his clients' success, Mr. Cedillos provides tireless advocacy and comprehensive representation, from DUI cases to complex divorces. With a client-centered approach and expertise in military defense, he ensures his clients receive top-notch legal support. As a member of the Hawaii State Bar and the Screen Actor's Guild, Steve Cedillos offers a unique perspective and a dedication to achieving the best outcomes for his clients.

  • Tireless Representation
    Mr. Cedillos works tirelessly on behalf of his clients, understanding the importance of achieving the best possible outcome in their legal matters.
  • Compassionate Advocacy
    Whether negotiating an uncontested divorce or representing clients in court, Steve Cedillos advocates vigorously for his clients' interests to ensure they receive the outcome they deserve.
  • Specialized Military Defense
    Attorney Cedillos specializes in military criminal defense, assisting clients with various proceedings from non-judicial punishment hearings to general courts-martial.
  • Client-Centered Approach
    Mr. Cedillos takes a sincere interest in the success of his clients, prioritizing their needs and goals throughout the legal process.
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    With over 30 years of experience, Steve Cedillos offers expertise in both criminal defense and family law, handling a wide range of cases from DUIs to complex divorce proceedings.