Criminal Charges And Deportation

Misrepresentations on an immigration application can lead to criminal charges in addition to deportation. For example, if you entered into a marriage of convenience in order to demonstrate you meet the residency requirements in order to gain citizenship, you could face criminal charges for immigration fraud.

Conviction for fraud could result in jail time. Additionally, a conviction coupled with a removal order could bar you from returning to Canada in the future. If you were removed and there was no criminal conviction, you may be able to return to Canada in two years.

In order to protect your right to re-enter Canada in the future, it is important to seek skilled criminal defence counsel. Our lawyers have had experience successfully defending against immigration-related charges.

At Howard C. Cohen & Associates, we defend clients who are facing criminal charges under the Immigration Act. Our Toronto lawyers work diligently to minimize the impact of immigration-related criminal charges on our clients' immigration status and protect their right to re-enter Canada in the future.