San Diego and El Centro Alien Smuggling Defense Attorney
If you or a loved one has been charged with bringing in or harboring aliens in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, you need an aggressive and experienced defense lawyer. Alien smuggling is a serious federal crime that can result in a prison sentence of more than 20 years. Mr. Kleven's primary practice is federal criminal defense, including aggressive alien smuggling defense. You have rights when charged with a crime and need a defense attorney who will protect your rights and fight for you.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California is located in San Diego and El Centro, California. If you have been charged with a crime in either court, contact our office today.
Under federal law it is a crime to transport or bring a non-United States citizen into the country. Federal law also prohibits harboring an undocumented alien or otherwise helping a non-United States citizen get into or stay in the country. Hiding an individual in your car and bringing him/her into the U.S. or helping someone cross the border can all results in being charged with alien smuggling, in violation of 8 U.S.C. Section 1324.
If you are not a U.S. citizen and are convicted of smuggling, harboring, or otherwise helping an undocumented alien get into the United States, you may be forbidden from returning to the United States. You need an experienced attorney to represent you in federal criminal court and immigration court.
Experienced federal defense attorney Leif Kleven represents those charged with alien smuggling. We have experience to defend you or your loved one. Call 619-796-3680 to talk to an experienced attorney in San Diego today. Or complete our online contact form and we will contact you as soon as possible. With offices in San Diego, California, we serve clients throughout the area including El Centro, Calexico and Brawley.