Whether you are a physician, attorney, professional athlete, entertainer or other professional, a criminal conviction can have devastating consequences for both your career and personal life. If you are being investigated or charged with a crime, you should be taking immediate steps to protect your rights, career and reputation.
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It is bad enough being arrested anywhere, but it is doubly traumatic when it happens in an unfamiliar place. The distance from home, coupled with your lack of contacts in South Florida, compounds the stress that accompanies being arrested or charged with a crime. Whether you came to Miami for business or pleasure, being arrested certainly was not something you or your family anticipated.
Students, whether they are high school students, college students or graduate students all have special concerns when they face criminal prosecution. An arrest or the outcome of a criminal case can trigger school disciplinary proceeding, affect the chances of your admission to other schools, and affect your future employment.
Non-U.S. Citizens have unique concerns when they are arrested or prosecuted for crimes. It is therefore extremely important that their attorneys understand how a criminal case can potentially adversely affect a client’s immigration status. A disposition that may be perfectly acceptable for a U.S. Citizen client may have dire consequences for a non-U.S. Citizen.