Houston Alien Smuggling Lawyers
Penalty for Smuggling Illegal Aliens
Alien smuggling is a serious problem in Texas and other border states, including Arizona and California. Immigration crime charges may be brought against those people who assist non-citizens who lack visas or permanent residency documentation in crossing the border illegally in any way, such as:
- Conspiring to smuggle aliens into the United States
- Transporting illegal aliens
- Facilitating illegal border crossing by undocumented aliens
- Harboring illegal aliens
- Encouraging or inducing illegal immigration
- Hiring undocumented aliens
Law enforcement of immigration crimes sometimes seems to follow political waves, with agencies becoming more vigorous in pursuit of offenders in response to a particular climate of public sentiment. Were you charged with alien smuggling after you unknowingly picked up a hitchhiker or after your truck, when crossing the border into Laredo or El Paso, was found to contain a hidden alien on top, underneath or hiding inside a camper compartment? If so, you need an experienced lawyer's vigorous representation beginning right away.
To request an initial consultation, call (713) 597-2221.
Representing You Before the Government
Your legal situation is very serious in the face of these charges. Alien smuggling is a federal offense. Each charge against you is considered a felony, with potential consequences of up to 10 years in federal prison for each criminal charge. The Law Offices of Jed Silverman represents clients charged with alien smuggling and other immigration-related crimes in state and federal courts in Texas.
You need a confident, experienced Houston alien smuggling attorney to represent you before government entities, which may include one or more of the following:
- Local law enforcement agents who arrested you
- The U.S. Border Patrol
- ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
- The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
- Local, state or federal courts
If you have been arrested or are under investigation for conspiracy to assist illegal border crossings, contact our firm immediately.