Because I practice law in south Florida, which has a very culturally-diverse population, I have represented many clients who are in the United States legally but who are not U.S. citizens. When representing such clients, it is very important to advise about immigration and deportation them of the fact that they may be deported back to their home country if they are ultimately found guilty of the crime with which they are charged.

In such situations, it is best to either get the client’s case dismissed or else to win at trial. However, evidence of guilt is sometimes so strong that neither of these two options is available. When that is the case, the next-best option is to get the client into a pretrial diversion program which ultimately results in charges being dropped by the prosecutor if the client successfully completes the program.

But even in this latter situation, it is vital that the client not enter any sort of plea, whether it be a plea of guilty or no contest, because such a plea may still make the client eligible for deportation even though his case is ultimately dropped by the prosecutor.

More Articles Related to Immigration and Deportation

ASK A QUESTION,
DESCRIBE YOUR SITUATION,
REQUEST A CONSULTATION

Call Now: (561) 832-4348

Contact Form Main
* Required Fields
Your Information Is Safe With Us

We respect your privacy. The information you provide will be used to answer your questions or to schedule an appointment if requested.

WHY CHOOSE RONALD S. CHAPMAN, P.A.?

Investigate the prosecutor’s case against you.
Speak with your witnesses.
Present legal motions to the judge.
Investigate your defenses.
Represent you at your trial.
Try to get the best possible result for you.
  • Over 34 Years of Experience – Ronald S. Chapman has represented clients facing both state and federal charges since 1990, and he has had more than 200 trials.
  • Numerous 5-star Reviews – Our West Palm Beach law firm has accumulated five-star reviews on Google, Yelp, Lawyers.com, Avvo, and other sites.
  • Sole Practitioner– As a sole practitioner, Ronald S. Chapman works directly with each client he serves instead of handing them off to staff members.
  • Represents Clients in State and Federal Court – While some West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyers handle only state charges or federal charges, Ronald S. Chapman handles both types of charges ranging from state-level assault charges to federal-level drug trafficking and white-collar crimes.
  • Bilingual Legal Services – Ronald S. Chapman provides legal services in English and Spanish, so you won’t have any trouble communicating with him.

Professional Associations

Contact Us

Please type your message below and we will get back to you asap.

Contact Form Main

* Required Fields

Your Information Is Safe With Us

We respect your privacy. The information you provide will be used to answer your question or to schedule an appointment if requested.

Real Clients, Real Testimonials

My name is Ana C. and as many Latinos, I was taken to Court for something that did not happen. At that moment I felt powerless to have the strength of defending myself from the psychological abuse which I was subjected to, but thank God I was recommended to Attorney Ron Chapman who reached an agreement to represent me. He immediately gave me confidence that he could help me without any problem for this unfortunate situation so my case was processed in Court having the satisfaction that Attorney Chapman and his Assistant Elizabeth with his knowledge and ability managed to win the case. Therefore I am very glad that I hired him.
Sincerely Ana C.

Recent Blogs/News

What Crimes Are Considered Deportable Offenses in Florida?

Carlo, an immigrant who had built a life in South Florida, raising a family and contributing to his community, saw his stability threatened by a criminal charge. This situation underscores the precarious nature of an immigrant's status, highlighting how legal challenges can potentially lead to devastating consequences, including the threat of deportation and permanent separation […]

What Will Happen if You are Resisting Arrest Without Violence in Florida?

Imagine yourself in a situation where law enforcement officers are attempting to arrest you. While you haven't physically resisted them, you might hesitate to comply fully, perhaps out of confusion or frustration. In Florida, even non-violent actions that obstruct or hinder a lawful arrest can lead to criminal charges. This offense is known as resisting […]

What Rights Do You Have When You Are on Probation in Florida?

Probation in Florida may initially seem like a welcome alternative to incarceration, offering what appears to be a more lenient form of oversight. However, it's essential to recognize that probation is not synonymous with complete freedom. It subjects you to a set of stringent conditions, closely monitored by the state, where adherence is non-negotiable. The […]

400 Clematis St. Suite 206, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Questions or Schedule An Appointment? Click to Call (561) 832-4348
Leave Us a Review
Read Our Reviews
© Copyrights 2022. Florida Criminal Lawyer. All Rights Reserved.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice.
You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship.

footer-logo
Follow Us
Since 1990, Mr. Chapman has been representing people who have been accused of committing various types of crimes such as DUI, domestic violence, possession of a firearm, drug possession, expungement, traffic crimes, murder, manslaughter, crimes against children, sex crimes, crimes against the elderly, appeals, and violations of probation.
Criminal Defense Lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL
© Copyrights 2024. Florida Criminal Lawyer. All Rights Reserved.
POWERED BY LAW FIRM MARKETING PROS
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice.You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship.