U.S. admissibility and/or removability is often a major concern for US permanent and temporary residents charged with a crime.  What was once a simple matter has become infinitely more complex based on the US Supreme Court’s rulings in Moncrieffe v Holder and Descamps v United States.  These rulings open up many possibilities for someone who has a deep understanding of both criminal and immigration law.  For example, many theft offenses are no longer crimes involving moral turpitude despite the immoral title to the offense.

An opinion letter from US counsel can often influence the prosecuting/district attorney to offer a plea which will not result in US removability.Mr. Friedman has provided many such opinion letters in the past and helped many non-citizens maintain their US status.