Federal Immigration Offenses
Types of Federal Immigration Offenses:
UNLAWFULLY TRANSPORTING ALIENS
What Must The Prosecutor Prove In A Case of Unlawful Transportation of Aliens?
In order to prove a defendant is guilty of Unlawful Transportation of Aliens or transporting illegal aliens, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:
- An alien entered or remained in the United States in violation of law;
- The defendant knew or recklessly disregarded the fact that the alien was in the United States in violation of the law; and
- The defendant transported the alien within the United States to further the alien’s unlawful presence; and
- The defendant’s motive was commercial advantage or private financial gain.
What are the Penalties for the federal offense of Unlawfully Transporting Aliens?
The sentencing guidelines for transporting illegal aliens indicate that the maximum punishment is 10 years prison for each alien transported
ILLEGAL REENTRY BY A DEPORTED ALIEN
What Must The Prosecutor Prove In A Case of Illegal Reentry By A Deported Alien
In order to prove a defendant is guilty of Illegal Reentry After Deportation, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:
- The defendant was an alien at the time stated in the indictment;
- The defendant had been deported or excluded or removed from the United States;
- Afterward, the defendant knowingly reentered or was found to be voluntarily back in the United States; and
- The defendant did not have the consent of the United States Government to apply for readmission to the United States.
What are the Penalties for Illegal Reentry By A Deported Alien?
The maximum penalty for the offense of Illegal Reentry After Deportation is 2 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
Tampa Attorney David C. Hardy is a federal criminal defense attorney that represents persons accused of Federal Immigration Offenses. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy as an Expert in Criminal Trial Law. As a prosecutor and defense attorney, he has extensive experience handling all types of Federal Immigration Offenses cases.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for Federal Immigration Offenses in Hillsborough County Florida, Pinellas County Florida, or Pasco County Florida, contact Attorney David C. Hardy. He has the knowledge, skills, and experience to guide you through this process and obtain the best possible results.