The consequences from criminal convictions that don’t arise until after you’ve served your sentence are sometimes referred to as “collateral.”
But for the people who are actually affected by them, they are anything but that.
They can be devastating.
I understand this because I’ve spent my entire career helping clients and their families avoid or mitigate these consequences.
What I Do
For non-citizens, even minor misdemeanor convictions can lead to deportation. I have worked with dozens of non-citizen clients from around the world to successfully vacate (un-do) these convictions to avoid deportation and other immigration consequences.