This area of law is so important because, often, the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction are much worse then the penal consequences and the lawyer must have a firm grasp of immigration law to adequately serve an immigrant client. At the same time, I have over thirty years of experience in criminal law, representing defendants on many different kinds of cases, from the most petty to the most serious and complex. It is this combination of knowledge that makes me unique in this field.
I am also working on the forefront of post-conviction litigation for immigrants and citizens alike. I have had a great deal of success in this area and I recommend that you click on “Convictions Attacked” above to get more information on my post-conviction and appellate practice. My work in this area usually includes 440.10 motions or motions to file late notices of appeals and then the appeal to the appellate court. I have attacked convictions all over the state of New York.
I have recently received some lawyer and client testimonials on Avvo.com, a site for lawyers that has given me the highest rating possible, 10 out of 10 points. This is their “Superb” rating. I have also been listed in Superlawyers and have a Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Labe M. Richman
Attorney at Law
HERE ARE SOME MYTHS ABOUT PLEA NEGOTIATION FOR IMMIGRANTS
ALL OF THESE STATEMENTS ARE FALSE:
1. It is always best to avoid a conviction for an aggravated felony under immigration law.
2. It is always better if the client already has a green card.
3. The lower the jail sentence, the better it is for the client’s immigration situation.
4. The more serious the charge, the more serious the immigration consequences.
5. Getting a plea vacated for cooperation or because of a drug program always helps the immigrant with their immigration case.