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Dallas 214-251-8011

Fort Worth 817-332-1100

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Analysis of Criminal Activity

Fort Worth, Texas — Dallas, Texas

Allegations and charges of criminal activity can derail all varieties of immigration proceedings. Charges ranging from DUI to homicide can alert immigration officials and other government agencies, leading to “ICE hold” status whereby alleged offenders are passed to immigration officials after trials, hearings and other proceedings.

The Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko works with both immigrants and criminal defense attorneys working with immigrants:

  • As an immigrant, you could lose everything if you have been charged with a crime in the U.S. An experienced immigration attorney can protect your rights in court, keep your record clean and help you stay in the U. S.
  • As a criminal defense attorney, you can help your clients facing possible deportation by working with an experienced immigration lawyer.

If you are an immigrant accused of a crime, or are a criminal attorney with questions regarding immigration law, we can help. We have helped dozens of individuals and lawyers fight for immigration rights.

Do you have questions regarding immigration consequences of criminal activity? Are you an attorney who has a foreign national client and is concerned about immigration consequences of the client’s activities? Contact Chavez & Valko for experienced legal help. Call 214-251-8011 (Dallas area), 817-332-1100 (Fort Worth area)

In situations involving immigration and criminal activity, the time to obtain legal assistance is now, before a possible conviction. We have negotiated plea agreements and successfully fought in court for the rights of numerous immigrants facing criminal charges, jail time and deportation. Legal remedies we have obtained for clients include:

  • Cancellation of removal
  • Section 212(c) relief
  • Political asylum
  • Adjustment of status

Our attorney team has presented the CLE seminar “Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity,” is a liaison to the Department of Homeland Security, and can help you and help your client.

In a recent case, our internationally renowned client from Australia was accused of several vehicular homicides which occurred during a charity fundraiser. We closely worked with his criminal defense attorney to negotiate a lesser plea to avoid jail time.

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“Mr. Chavez I cannot THANK YOU enough for helping us in reuniting our family. The WAIVER you completed for my husband was EXCELLENT. We will forever be grateful to you and your professional staff. I knew from my first consultation that you were sincere about helping your clients. You are an example of what a great attorney is. I HIGHLY recommend your law firm to everyone.“

– Elizabeth C., Crowley, TX (I-601 Waiver of inadmissibility in Cd. Juarez, Mexico)

“I am the General Counsel for a global internet security company. I have been working with Martin and his team for over three years on immigration matters including permanent residence, intracompany-transferee, investor’s, and H-1B matters. My experience has been outstanding. Martin or anyone in the firm always respond promptly and professionally. I usually work on very tight deadline and Martin and his team have always helped us achieve our goals. In my experience in comparison to working with other immigration lawyers, Chavez & Valko makes the complicated and burdensome process feel like a breeze. I would recommend Chavez & Valko to anyone who wants precision, promptness and professionalism.”

– Alexandra Albro, General Counsel, ESET ESET

“My husband WAS detained in a detention center, facing the possibility of deportation. As of today, my husband is home . . with the judge granting his cancellation of removal, and he was able to keep his permanent resident status here in the United States. . . The law firm of Chavez & Valko was wonderful to work with, guiding us through this long and difficult process with such conviction and compassion, that they gave my family and I that peace of mind of hope and encouragement that everything will be fine. . . I highly recommend the law firm of Chavez & Valko to anyone with immigration matter(s). . . Please continue doing what you do because you guys really do change lives. ”

– Removal client, Dallas, TX (Cancellation of Removal of Lawful Permanent Resident)

“My family and I would like to thank the attorneys from the immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko LLP for the great work fulfilled in my immigration case which had a happy ending. . . the immigration law argued that a criminal case like the one I had was eligible for deportation and my options were minimal. . . With their experience and great knowledge in immigration law, their perseverance and professionalism, they were able to win my case in my favor in Dallas immigration court (EOIR). I would like to give special thanks to the law firm of Chavez & Valko, who was with us at all times giving us support, security and great optimism.”

– Cecilio & Family, Dallas, TX (Defense against deportation in immigration court with 212(h) Waiver and Cuban Adjustment)

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