In the state of California, as in any other state, the rights of illegal immigrants when accused of a crime are the same rights as those of an American citizen. This is because the Constitution protects “the people,” rather than “citizens” of the United States. Anyone on U.S. soil is protected by the Constitution, regardless of whether they are an American citizen or not.
The Right to Legal Counsel
As per the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution, anyone who is accused of a crime on U.S. soil is entitled to have the assistance of legal counsel to help him in preparing his defense. No matter whether you are legal or illegal, you still have the right to a lawyer if you are within America’s borders.
If you are an illegal immigrant, and you have been accused of a crime, we here at the Simmrin Law Group can help.
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The Right to Due Process
The Constitution states that no one should be forced to testify against himself, nor should he be deprived of “due process of law.” In other words, everyone in America is entitled to be tried by a jury of his peers when he is accused of a crime, and everyone is entitled to a public trial. A public trial ensures that the defendant is being treated fairly by the judicial system.
If you believe you have been treated unfairly by the American judicial system, we can review your case and advise you of the best possible defense. We can help you take your next steps, or guide you there to go it alone but with more direction – that choice is ultimately yours.
Protection Against Unreasonable Search and Seizure
Some illegal immigrants have had their rights infringed upon by being subject to illegal searches and seizures. What this means is that the police will search their homes and take their belongings without a warrant, or without the authority to do so. In some cases, the only motive the police have is racism, subjecting illegal immigrants to conditions they otherwise should not have to endure.
If you have been through a similar situation, give our lawyers at Simmrin Law Group a call. We have decades of experience seeking justice for clients who have been wronged by the police and the judicial system. Let us help.
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The Right to Family Integrity
Everyone has the right to be with their families. This is not a right that is expressly protected by the Constitution, but it has been protected time and time again in various court decisions throughout history.
Illegal immigrants are often separated from their families by illegal means. Perhaps they have been accused of a crime they did not commit so as to provide a “motive” for the arrest. If you have been falsely accused of a crime, then you may be able to sue those responsible for wrongful imprisonment and the violation of your constitutional rights.
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California Values Act
When it comes to undocumented immigrants, California offers some of the widest-reaching rights and protections in the country. This is evident in the passing of the California Values Act earlier this year. The California Values Act states that an officer who arrests an undocumented immigrant on drug charges no longer needs to notify those in charge of deportation.
If you have been arrested on drug charges and have been threatened with deportation, our criminal lawyers at the Simmrin Law Group can argue that the California Values Act protects you from such treatment.
If You are an Illegal Immigrant Who Has Been Accused of a Crime in the State of California, We Can Help
Being accused of a crime in the state of California is stressful enough. Being an illegal immigrant adds an extra level of anxiety to the equation due to fears over deportation. Whether you may have committed a crime, or you’re being accused of something you didn’t do simply because of who you are, you need a strong defense behind you to help save your life.
It’s no secret that illegal immigrants have more difficulty trying to get those in power to listen to them. Whatever your particular situation may be, we’re here to listen and to help. One of the experienced criminal defense lawyers on our team can be the voice and support you need in a situation like this to give you the defense you deserve and the justice you are entitled to.
Fill out the form to the right, or call us at (310) 997-4688 to speak with one of our qualified criminal lawyers. You are entitled to a free consultation with no obligation to retain us just for calling, along with the knowledge that someone out there is on your side. Don’t let those in power take advantage of you simply because of who you are. Call us today!