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Strong Defense For Alien Smuggling Charges

Stories about the tragic consequences of human smuggling often make headline news in Texas. Alien smuggling – the transporting or facilitating of undocumented humans across the United States border – if proven can result in felony charges and up to 10 years in federal prison for each charge. Immigration crime enforcement in Texas is heavily funded, leading to a more aggressive pursuit of alleged offenders. The law is clear and the penalties are harsh.

You could be facing felony charges, whether it involves making plans with others to bring individuals without work visas or green cards into the U.S. or other activities, such as giving them rides or making arrangements for their transportation, providing them a place to stay, encouraging them to do so on their own or giving them a job.

It is not uncommon for individuals to find themselves facing charges unexpectedly – perhaps after discovering someone concealed in their vehicle while crossing the border or because they gave a quick ride to a friendly-looking person. Unintentional involvement in smuggling can also result in unexpected legal challenges. Such scenarios demand immediate and intelligent legal action, and that is where we step in to advocate for you. Attorney Juan L. Guerra, Jr., has more than 20 years of experience helping clients understand the severity of immigration-related offenses.

Facing The Government In Legal Battles Is Daunting

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) works to stop people from entering the United States illegally and to send back those who have broken or not followed U.S. immigration rules. Three main agencies of DHS handle immigration law:

  1. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) makes sure immigration laws are followed at borders and in areas between entry points into the country.
  2. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) manages the enforcement of immigration laws within the country, including holding and sending back people without legal status.
  3. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) decides on applications for people who want to immigrate or become citizens legally.

Each of these agencies has a distinct role in making sure immigration laws are upheld. We stand by our clients in Texas, representing them in state and federal courts, ensuring they have the aggressive defense they deserve.

When you engage our services, we represent you against a range of government entities, from the local police officers and sheriffs to:

  • Texas Rangers
  • Texas Game Wardens
  • United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) representatives

Our role is to independently investigate the facts surrounding your arrest, the nature of your circumstances and the other complexities of your case. If you are under investigation or facing an arrest for any activity related to assisting illegal border crossings, call Juan L. Guerra, Jr. & Associates in Houston for a free consultation.

Fight The Charges. Contact Us.

A strong legal defense is not a luxury but a necessity when you are up against charges of alien smuggling. Our team’s confidence and experience become your shield against the formidable power of the prosecution in these types of cases. We will help you understand the charges and your legal options to mitigate the severe penalties. Contact us online or call our office in Houston at 713-396-5900. Se habla español.