Illegal re-entry, also known as unlawful re-entry or illegal entry, is a crime in the United States that occurs when an individual who has been deported or removed from the country illegally returns or attempts to return to the United States. It is a federal crime that can result in imprisonment and fines. If you have been accused of illegal re-entry in Texas, it is important to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Several defenses may be available to individuals charged with illegal re-entry in Texas. One defense is that the individual did not know they were prohibited from returning to the United States. This can occur if the individual was not properly informed of their deportation or removal or if they were unaware that they were not allowed to return to the country.
Another defense is that the individual has a valid reason for returning to the United States. In some cases, individuals may be granted permission to return to the United States if they have a valid reason, such as to reunite with their family or to seek medical treatment.
It is also possible to defend against illegal re-entry charges by demonstrating that the individual’s removal or deportation was unlawful. If the individual’s removal or deportation was based on a violation of their constitutional rights or was otherwise improper, it may be possible to challenge the legality of the deportation or removal.
Here at the Altgelt Law Firm, we take a dedicated and aggressive approach in defending clients charged with illegal re-entry, using our skill, experience, and knowledge to obtain positive results. Call (956) 628-4107 to schedule a consultation.