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How Illegal Immigrants Are Caught

illegal-immigration-1_180x120-150x120Many immigrants that come ashore are able to slip past the U.S. Coast Guard. Haitians and Cubans that arrive by boat all take a huge risk to get to American soil, upon arrival, they could be detained and most likely deported back to their home countries.

How Illegal Immigrants Are Caught

If an immigrant is able to evade the coast guard, he or she is still at risk of being caught. In many circumstances, witnesses are the ones who report immigrants.

For example, four undocumented migrants from Haiti were arrested early this morning in Ocean Ridge according to the Ocean Ridge Police Department. A witness called in around 1:00 a.m. this morning saying there were anywhere from 10 to 20 people who had come ashore.

Police are continuing to look for more of the migrants, as according to WPTV News.

Immigration in Florida

According to some studies, Florida has an estimated over one million immigrants. Illegal immigration and crimes associated with illegal immigrants are so common, many criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience in this area of the law.

If an immigrant commits a crime, he or she is usually jailed, then deported to his or her home country upon release.

If you are an immigrant (legal), and you have committed a crime, you need to act early. You can stay in the U.S. with one criminal charge, however if you have more than one charge on your hands, your chances of deportation are that much higher.

A criminal defense lawyer is the best person to have on your side in this situation. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will know to use pretrial intervention to keep a case from going through trial. He can even negotiate with prosecutors for a reduced sentence and work out a deal so that you can perform community service rather than serving time in jail.

Even as an immigrant, you have rights. Have a criminal defense lawyer explain them to you and help you avoid deportation.

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