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Immigration Crimes

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 is the best criminal defense attorney in San Antonio hands down. He fought for me and handled my federal case with the highest degree of professionalism. I am very fortunate to have had Kevin represent me because he achieved a result beyond eve...

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    Artom Bogdanovich

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    I don't think there is ever a way to thank Mr. Collins for everything he has done for my family. My husband hired him on a very difficult case. For any concern or question he and his staff were there to help, and always let us know he was on our side...

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    Samantha Montoya

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    Kevin Collins is an absolute professional. He worked diligently and got me the best outcome possible in what was a very grim situation. He was always there when I needed him, just a phone call away. He was always straightforward and always kept me in...

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    Mr. Collins was recommended by my brother, we both had the same kind of case going on... Mr. Collins was so helpfully he walk me through all this process and give me the best advice for my case I'm truly thankful with him for the time and effort he p...

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    Angel Perez

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    Mr Collins was recommended by a family member, I am extremley grateful for the results in my case. Reading all the other reviews its easy to see the kind of true professional he is. Without a doubt will be recommending him to anyone close to me that ...

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