What can happen if a permanent resident has warrants out for their arrest? 6 Answers as of June 13, 2011

What happens if you're a permanent resident and you have 3 warrants out for your arrest that are marijuana related?

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Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
I do not recommend ignoring warrants but suggest you retain a criminal attorney to see your chances in winning the cases or plea to something that would not have immigration consequences. After you know the reality on the criminal cases then you need to have a three way consult with an immigration attorney on the consequences of a plea or conviction on your permanent residency status. The usual rule with marijuana is less than 30 grams possession is not a problem but would need to evaluate in total along with any other criminal record.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/13/2011
Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law
Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law | Theresa E. Tilton
Consult an experienced criminal defense attorney. Let him know that you are a permanent resident, so he understands there will be immigration consequences for your criminal issues.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 6/13/2011
Baughman & Wang
Baughman & Wang | Justin X. Wang
you will need to hire a criminal attorney to resolve your criminal cases. If not, you may be arrested if you return from overseas and detained by ICE. You may also face removal from the United States. Consult with criminal and immigration lawyer as soon as possible.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/13/2011
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
You need a lawyer for immigration proceeding because surely there will be an immigration hold on you. If you are looking for a lawyer, you are more than welcome to contact us.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 6/13/2011
Eric M. Mark, Attorney at Law
Eric M. Mark, Attorney at Law | Eric Mark
ICE could place an immigration hold on you. If you are not convicted, nothing will happen. If you are convicted, you could face removal proceedings and loss of your permanent residence. You need a criminal defense lawyer and an immigration lawyer.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 6/13/2011
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