WWhat are the consequences for an illegal immigrant if they are arressted for a crime?

Asked on September 2, 2018 under Immigration Law, Alaska


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The consequences in such a situation may be incarceration and fines in the criminal case, depending on the specifics of the case, and deportation for the immigration case. Once an illegal alien is arrested the arrest will report it to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). There can be severe consequences for such a person who has been arrested for a crime. If you or someone that you know is in this situation, you should consult directly with an experienced criminal defense attorney, as well as an experienced immigration attorney. 

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