While arrests in some situations may lead to deportation of those who have no legal status, deportation is not always automatic following an arrest. However, if you have no legal status, you are deportable; as a result, any arrest for any reason is very dangerous for you. Furthermore, convictions of certain types of crimes will result in deportation proceedings, not only for immigrants with no legal status, but also for any immigrants, including those who hold green cards. While most grounds for deportation based on crimes require a criminal conviction, an arrest also can lead to deportation, simply because you are in the country without legal authorization. Therefore, anyone who has no legal status should avoid any type of situation that could lead to an arrest. The good news is that the fact that you are deportable does not mean that you actually will be deported. In other words, you still have a chance to avoid removal, even though you are legally deportable. Even if you have no legal status to be in the U.S., you still have the right to fight your deportation in immigration court, and for that, you will need the assistance of an experienced immigration lawyer. Since you are legally deportable, it is essential that you get legal help in order to make the strongest arguments against deportation to the immigration court. Keep in mind, however, that if your arrest leads to a criminal conviction, you may have additional barriers to fighting deportation, particularly if the conviction is for a more serious crime. The court may have the option of detaining you without bond, which can make financially supporting your family impossible and getting the legal advice that you need more difficult. You could be found ineligible for certain types of relief from removal, such as asylum and cancellation of removal. In many cases, an arrest is the precipitating factor that leads to deportation proceedings. We are here to help defend you against deportation from the United States, no matter what type of relief from deportation best suits your individual situation. Contact your immigration law attorneys at Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., today, at (510) 491-0291. We will schedule a consultation for you to meet with one of our skilled and experienced deportation defense lawyers as quickly as possible. Do not delay in contacting us, so that we can begin helping you.