how much time can a person get for tampering with government records/documents

My common law husband has the charge of tampering with government
documents he was speeding and got pulled over and in his car was a fake
social. Since he is not from here he would use it for jobs, would it be
possible to keep him here in the U.S and if so what would I have to do I
was born here he also has a 5 month old baby.

Asked on May 12, 2016 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Much depends on your husband's criminal history and how the state charges your case.  Depending on those two main factors, he could be looking at 180 days to twenty years in prison.  If he does not have a criminal history, then he could potential get some type of probation (deferred or regular).  The criminal justice system will decide his sentence.  However, whether he stays in the country or not will depend on immigration... not the judge for the criminal courts.
Your husband really needs to consult with a criminal attorney and an immigration attorney because the issues overlap. 


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