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Illegal Reentry & Alien Smuggling

Over the last few years, there’s been more national media attention on illegal aliens entering the United States from neighboring countries. The State of Texas especially has been significantly impacted by illegal immigration. The United States has strict laws prohibiting anyone from crossing the border illegally. Similarly, those that have assisted anyone across the border can also be charged. If you’ve been charged of alien smuggling or illegal reentry, you may feel confused, overwhelmed, or afraid to reach out for help. Puente Law Firm, PLLC offers expert legal representation for individuals facing charges. Our team will help fight for you. Contact us today to get started.

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What Is Alien Smuggling?

Alien smuggling is a broad term that can apply to a wide range of more specific charges. Simply put, if you provide any aid, assistance, or information that allows an illegal alien to cross the border, you could face significant fines, penalties, or even prison time. There is a wide range of actions that can lead to federal charges, including:

  • Transporting – Knowingly transporting an illegal alien across the border or transporting them throughout the United States.
  • Harboring – Sheltering, hiding, or concealing an illegal alien from the border patrol or other government agencies.
  • Encouraging – Encouraging is when a family member, employer, or friend aids or assists in helping an illegal alien from crossing the border.

Learn Some of the Facts About Alien Smuggling

What Are the Potential Penalties for Illegal Alien Smuggling?

Alien smuggling is a federal crime that can carry significant prison time, fines, and in some cases, deportation if the accused is not a US citizen. These penalties are why choosing an experienced attorney for representation is important.

Is Alien Smuggling and Human Trafficking the Same?

No. Human trafficking is the sexual or labor exploitation of an abducted individual. Human smuggling involves transportation or document creation for a willing participant to cross the border illegally.

How Can I Protect Myself From Deportation

Just because you arrived in the United States illegally doesn't mean you will be deported. Our attorney can find out if you're eligible for a waiver of inadmissibility.

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What Charges Do I Face for Illegal Reentry and Alien Smuggling?

Illegal reentry and alien smuggling charges, in the state of Texas, carry significant penalties even for first-time offenders, including minimum prison sentences and maximum prison sentences of up to 10 years. These charges can also affect the immigration status of non-citizens. Other penalties include fines. Let our experienced team represent you to reduce or eliminate the penalties.

Choose Us to Represent You for Your Case

Puente Law Firm, PLLC provides high-quality representation for individuals who have been convicted of alien smuggling or illegal reentry into the United States. Our knowledgeable and experienced professionals will work closely with you to ensure a positive outcome. We have assisted in a wide variety of high-profile cases iin all federal district courts in Texas and have the experience to stand up for you in federal court. Contact us today to get started.

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