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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.

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