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Texas Immigration Crimes Lawyer Defends Rights of Immigrants

Work with an experienced attorney who understands complex immigration laws

Conviction on federal immigration charges could lead to deportation, even if you are in the United States legally. Through my firm, Kevin L. Collins, P.C., I defend people charged with immigration crimes. I have more than 27 years of experience in criminal defense and deep knowledge of all immigration crimes. I also have experience as a prosecutor ― I know the tactics that opposing lawyers may use against you and can properly defend against them.

What are the different types of immigration crimes?

Immigration offenses are classified as federal crimes that carry significant penalties, like prison sentences, significant fines and probation. But many immigration crimes have a risk that other felonies do not: deportation. Whether you are a legal citizen or not, you could face expulsion from the country if found guilty of an immigration crime. You need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney to secure your standing in the United States.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is serious about these types of crimes and is particularly aggressive with investigation and prosecution of people accused in Texas and other border states. Most of my cases fall into one of two categories: illegal smuggling and illegal re-entry.

  • Illegal smuggling: This crime is the transportation or attempted transportation of a person across an international border. Unlike human trafficking, illegal smuggling involves consent between the smuggler and the person being smuggled. The smuggler usually profits from the smuggling.
  • Illegal re-entry: Illegal re-entry is a crime that occurs when a person enters or attempts to enter the United States without government approval. Sometimes the person was previously denied admission into the country, had previously been deported, had been excluded from the country or departed the country with an outstanding order for deportation, exclusion or removal. Illegal re-entry can occur even if the person charged with the crime had not previously been subject to deportation.

Contact Kevin L. Collins, P.C. for representation

For more information about defense against felony immigration crime charges, please call Kevin L. Collins, P.C. today at 210-598-8629. You may also send me an e-mail. I aggressively leverage my legal experience and my knowledge of U.S. immigration laws to obtain a positive case result.

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    Kevin Collins is the best criminal attorney in my book! He tells you up front what he can do for your case. I have referred him many clients and all of them are very satisfied with the outcome of their case. If you want an attorney that is experie...

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    Very quick and efficient! I had a small business issue a few years back. I contacted Kevin and within a few days, they were working on my case. The entire process was very quick and painless. I would definitely recommend Kevin to colleagues.

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    Kevin is an amazing attorney, very fast and effective! I would not recommend any other firm!!!!

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    Kevin worked very well on my case and I recommend him to anyone who needs a perfect attorney for the job

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