Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers from Okabe & Haushalter may be able to help you. Our firm offers an aggressive defense for those detained at either the U.S.-Canada border (aka “International Boundary”) or the U.S. border with Mexico. Both borders are manned by federal law enforcement personnel from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP). This personnel enforce federal laws and primarily target potential offenders, particularly those involving immigration, drug, and trafficking offenses.
There are thousands of federal personnel stationed at various checkpoints along both borders who can detain vehicles and even search them if there is probable cause. Some people are arrested and detained at these checkpoints. The ramifications of a border arrest are great. If the arrest was for an alleged immigration violation, that individual could face deportation. If the arrest was for an alleged drug trafficking violation, that individual could face federal criminal charges. Listed below are some of the most common arrests made at our U.S. borders.
If you or someone you love was arrested at the border, you need to contact a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Okabe & Haushalter is extremely familiar with federal criminal cases and can provide you with the aggressive representation you need. Being arrested at the border means that your future is on the line, as you could be facing the ramifications of an offense against federal laws. If you or someone you love has been arrested and is currently under investigation by the FBI, DEA, DHS, or another federal agency, please do not hesitate to call us. Okabe & Haushalter is equipped with the knowledge and experience to defend you.
Regardless of location, border agents enforce all types of federal laws. There are some types of criminal activity more common than others; consequently, these arrests are made more frequently. Listed below are some common reasons people are arrested at the border.
It is important to understand what is at stake with a border arrest. You could be sentenced to fines, a prison term, probation, and even deportation in addition to other penalties. However, you are still innocent until proven guilty by law. Our job as San Francisco criminal defense attorneys is to protect the rights of the criminally accused so that they can receive justice. At Okabe & Haushalter, we do not shy away from federal cases; in fact, we thrive on them.
If you or someone you love is under investigation by a federal agency or facing charges in federal criminal court, please call us today to receive a free evaluation of your case.