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Immigration Consequences

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Thompson Law Advocates, P.C. represents clients facing deportation removal for serious and minor criminal offenses in both state and Federal Criminal Court systems. The law requires that immigrants be told of their foreseeable immigration consequences of criminal convictions [Padilla v. Kentucky]. Often a “good deal” in criminal court is a “bad deal” in immigration court and can lead to deportation or other bad results. In addition to providing both immigration and criminal defense for the individual client, our practice provides immigration consequence consultation for the Criminal Defense Attorneys throughout the United States. Over 25 years of continuous, in-courtroom trial experience in both immigration and criminal courts makes our practice unique in providing criminal defense attorney support. An attorney from Thompson Law Advocates, P.C. will meet with your non-citizen client, research their individualized immigration history, and consult with you and your client regarding the immigration consequences they face. Most importantly, we will prepare a memo for your file proving that you have met the constitutional requirements of [Padilla v. Kentucky]. We work from the realistic point of view from a practicing trial attorney. We understand the theory and the law and apply it to the practicalities of your criminal defense practice. We understand the rigors of criminal defense practice. We value the opportunity to work with you and your clients.

Client Reviews

The legal representation provided by Peter was honestly exceptional and tailored precisely for my complex situation. My immigration hurdles began in 2010 and did not conclude until 2021. During that lengthy period I had retained the services of about four other attorneys. The service...

Anonymous Client, 2021

I was looking for an attorney to represent me during my citizenship interview. Peter was so friendly and understanding, patient and made me feel comfortable and confident that my case would be okay. He listened to my situation and offered his advice before asking if I wanted him to represent me...

Anonymous Client, 2021

Finding the right legal representation is hard. Peter and his team are amazing. Peter is so down to earth and is so honest. We always felt comfortable asking any questions. His response time is second to none. Knowing that all of the paperwork was being filled out correctly the first time is worth...

Anonymous Client, 2021

A good lawyer is important, a great lawyer is priceless! I met with Peter in 2018, and knew he was the right lawyer for my complicated case. He showed me that he knows immigration law very well, and we built a plan for success. He made sure that I understood what was happening with my case and met...

Anonymous Client, 2022

My dream came true! I came to Lawyer Peter Thompson and his Philadelphia team with a prior deportation order after facing threats of torture in my home country. He was recommended to me. From the very start, Peter was in my corner – very responsive, intelligent, driven, and genuine. He did not just...

Anonymous Client, 2022

Thompson Law Advocates, P.C.

1500 Walnut St
7th Floor West

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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