San Antonio Illegal Alien Smuggling Defense Attorneys
Immigration is a hot issue, especially in Texas near the border with Mexico. Alien smuggling in particular is a large issue, and it can be charged as a white collar crime. These charges can be brought against anyone caught assisting non-citizens crossing the border illegally. This includes conspiring, transportation, harboring, transporting and even encouraging illegal border crossing and immigration. Even unknowingly transporting an alien across the border can result in a criminal charge.
These types of crimes often can be more vigorously pursued, charged and prosecuted based on the political climate. At Ramos & Del Cueto, we have seen that police are making a high number of arrests for alien smuggling in San Antonio and South Texas.
Consequences Of A First-Time Offense
Like other crimes, the consequences of the charges associated with illegal alien smuggling can change based on the circumstances and number of offenses.
In Texas, even a first-time offense can result in 10 years in jail and fines of up to $250,000. These types of charges carry a particularly high risk of jail time. The penalties can often vary based on whether or not there was financial gain, or any bodily harm caused.
What Should You Do?
These crimes are highly pursued and can be difficult to defend. Many convictions depend on post-arrest statements, cellphone records and other materials used to prove intent and knowledge. If you’ve been arrested for an alien smuggling crime, it’s crucial that you get the right representation. You need to ask for a lawyer as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Ramos & Del Cueto, have nearly 100 years of combined experience serving the people of San Antonio and South Texas. They are well-versed in criminal defense, so we have a deep understanding of these matters. Our lawyers have spent decades in practice learning how to effectively represent people in these types of difficult situations.
If you need answers and help with a case involving illegal alien smuggling, contact us as soon as you can. We can protect you and your freedom. Contact us by calling 210-761-6004 or using our online contact form to find out how we can help.