For many people hoping to immigrate to the United States, the immigration process can seem lengthy, confusing and frustrating. It is not uncommon for some individuals to pursue options outside of the legal immigration process. If you have engaged in marriage fraud, you need to act quickly to protect yourself from both the criminal justice system and the USCIS.
At the Law Offices of Jonathan A. Bartell, LLC, we have extensive experience guiding clients through the immigration process and issues related to criminal defense. We understand the consequences — both criminal consequences and immigration-related — that individuals face when they run afoul of the U.S. government. Let us help protect you from criminal penalties in addition to the immigration consequences after being found of having committed marriage fraud. Contact an Ohio marriage fraud lawyer today.
Prove A Bona Fide Marriage
Through the immigration process, you might be asked to prove that your marriage is bona fide rather than a sham just to get a green card. You might be asked to provide certain documentation, including:
- Wedding invitations
- Joint bank account information
- Joint health insurance cards
- Joint credit card accounts
- Photographs of you and your spouse taken before and during the marriage
- Copies of letters or email messages written between you and your spouse
If you are concerned that you are under investigation for marriage fraud or you have been charged with a crime, it is important to contact a skilled immigration attorney. We can defend you no matter the complexity of your situation. If you have questions regarding the immigration process, criminal defense or specific aspects of a marriage fraud charge, contact our firm for a free consultation.
Contact our firm today to discuss your immigration situation and to learn more about how our firm can help you.
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