Immigration Consequences of Traffic Violations

More than perhaps any time in recent history, the rights of immigrants in America are in an uncertain place. Documented and undocumented immigrants often face increased scrutiny from police officers. Even a seemingly minor encounter with law enforcement, such as a traffic stop, can have lasting consequences for immigrants.

At Katz Lawyers in Manhattan and in Staten Island, we understand the complex legal issues that immigrants face, and we know how to provide representation aimed at minimizing their consequences. If you or someone you know is facing jail time or deportation because of a traffic violation, we can help.

We assist people who are stopped or arrested in New York, including those who live in other states. Call 646-835-2330 or 718-876-8105 to find out how we can help you.

Facial Recognition Technology Leading To Deportations

New York is one of the first states to use facial recognition technology to compare driver's license photos to DMV records. In the past, undocumented immigrants have been able to obtain state identification cards and driver's licenses through the DMV. However, this technology is making it easier to identify and prosecute these drivers.

This technology has led to thousands of arrests throughout the state — but, for immigrants, the consequences can be even more serious. Immigrants without thorough documentation may face deportation. In some cases, even passengers have been taken into ICE custody and deported.

If You Have Built Your Life Here, We Can Help You Protect It

No matter where you come from, your family, job and entire life may be here in New York. When a traffic stop puts your immigration status in jeopardy, it is essential that you are prepared to fight — and that you enlist the help of an experienced defense attorney.

Seth Katz of Katz Lawyers has nearly 20 years of experience defending New Yorkers against traffic charges. To learn how our firm can help you, please contact us for a consultation. You may reach our offices in Manhattan at 646-835-2330 or in Staten Island at 718-876-8105.