San Antonio Alien Smuggling Attorney
Criminal Lawyer Assisting Clients Charged with Illegal Border Crossing
With immigration issues at the forefront of political rhetoric and debates over legislation, crimes like alien smuggling are being taken very seriously in the U.S. judicial system. Sam Lock proudly represents clients throughout Central and South Texas, including cities such as San Antonio, Austin, Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, Pecos and Waco. If you’re facing charges related to alien smuggling (Conspiracy, Transporting, Harboring, Encouraging/Inducing or Hiring Aliens, etc.), he can help you protect your rights.
When you’re accused of crimes associated with alien smuggling, each individual offense is considered a felony and carries its own set of consequences. Section 274 of the Immigration and Nationality Act outlines the specific penalties for alien smuggling in the United States, and the penalties can be very stiff – up to 10 years in federal prison for each felony charge.
Alien Smuggling Charges On The Rise
The crackdown on illegal immigration by the government and federal and state law enforcement authorities has caused a spike in alien smuggling charges, arrests and convictions in recent years. With so many agencies on the lookout for illegal activity, innocent people can often get charged in the process. Sam Lock works with individuals and corporations accused of alien smuggling crimes and knows how to prepare a case for the best possible outcome.
The state of Texas is under a lot of pressure to punish those who attempt to cross U.S. borders illegally. As politicians argue for stiffer penalties in these cases, more and more people are finding themselves facing prison time and massive fines. Combined with the sheer volume of cases related to alien smuggling and illegal entry, it is crucial that you have an experienced lawyer on your side so that you don’t get lost in the shuffle of the system.
Call today to set up an initial consultation with attorney Sam Lock. You can reach the San Antonio office at 210-226-0965.