Colorado Immigrant Criminal Defense Lawyer

Experienced Denver Attorneys Handling Post-Conviction Relief/C.R.Crim P. Rule 35(c)

If you are an immigrant, or an illegal or lawful permanent resident, and have a misdemeanor or felony conviction on your record that is preventing you from obtaining the status that you desire, you are not necessarily out of options. We find that oftentimes immigrants accept plea agreements from well-meaning lawyers who do not know how devastating certain pleas can be for an immigrant. The laws are continually changing and the consequences of a criminal plea become more severe every year.

We Can Help You Have Your Case Reopened for Review

Under C.R.Crim. P. 35(c), and recent Supreme Court authority, you may petition the courts to have your criminal case reopened for review if you can show that the charges or the procedure were unconstitutional. The Colorado Supreme Court instituted this rule to safeguard the rights of defendants. It allows for defendants to reopen cases where they pled guilty to crimes based upon deficient legal representation, deficient evidence or other illegalities. This review is important for immigrants because many crimes with little or no impact to a United States citizen may result in an immigrant being deported or losing their legal status. The United States Supreme Court recently found that criminal defense attorneys must advise of the immigration consequences of the offered plea agreement.

It is important to remember that a motion 35(c), to reopen your criminal case, is not an appeal.

Bull & Davies, P.C., in Denver, is a leader in our community in handling post-conviction motions 35(c). As Bull & Davies, P.C., lawyers know, Colorado has been a leader in safeguarding rights of immigrants in criminal proceedings. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court noted Colorado’s legal acumen in this area in the landmark decision Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473, 559 US __, 176 L. Ed. 2d 284.

Our Attorneys Handle the Toughest Immigration Cases

Filing a successful motion 35(c) to reopen your criminal case requires an in-depth understanding of U.S. immigration law, state constitutional law, and we believe, our client. The matter requires a great amount of time, energy and resources and can be successful only if strategies are followed correctly.

If you are seeking a resolution to your immigration matter and face deportation because of a conviction for a deportable offense in the U.S., we are ready to help. From our offices in Denver, our lawyers represent clients in U.S. immigration matters in communities throughout Colorado. Contact us to arrange a low-cost initial consultation with one of our experienced Colorado immigrant criminal defense attorneys today — because your immigration matter means the world to you right now.