Are you in deportation proceedings because of a conviction?
Are you barred from entering the U.S. because of a conviction even though you are married to a U.S. citizen?
Did your criminal defense attorney fail to tell you about the immigration consequences of pleading “no contest” to a criminal charge?
We’re Here to Help!
Post-conviction relief (PCR) refers to reopening criminal convictions in the hopes of vacating a conviction or modifying a sentence so as to avoid unintended immigration consequences. For a conviction to be vacated, in most instances, there must be a technical error in the proceedings or a due process violation indicating that you should have never been convicted. It may also be possible to get a sentence reduced so the way the crime is defined for purposes of immigration law changes (a crime may not be a crime of violence or aggravated felony with a lesser sentence, for instance). This could be crucial to avoid deportation and have a chance to obtain a green card. The intersection between criminal and immigration law is very complicated.
Our law firm brings together the expertise from these complicated areas of law to resolve our clients’ legal issues effectively and most importantly in a cost efficient manner. Call today to discuss your case.
About Our Firm
The Law Offices of David S. Santee is a Philadelphia-based law firm that represents individuals and businesses in a variety of immigration matters, including family-based applications for permanent residency and naturalization, employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, asylum petitions, and removal defense. We have extensive experience with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, having worked on more than 175 projects seeking EB-5 financing. Our firm’s founder, David S. Santee, Esquire, has nearly two decades of experience practicing law. A seasoned courtroom advocate, Mr. Santee is the former Director of Trial Advocacy Programs at Villanova University School of Law, where he continues to teach a course in Trial Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor. In addition to representing clients in immigration matters, Mr. Santee has also tried hundreds of criminal cases. He often represents individuals who are at risk of being removed from the United States due to pending or past criminal charges.
See What Our Clients Have to Say
“I have had the privilege of working closely with Mr. Santee for over 5 years and have relied on his superb skills and excellent judgement to assist me in completing complex cases to successful outcomes. Our organization wouldn’t be where we are today without the strong relationship we have with Mr. Santee.”
“Mr. Santee represented me on my appeal. He got my conspiracy charge reduced and my sentence cut in half so that I ended up with time-served. He saved me four years of parole!”
"I thought I was going to die in prison. However, today I can see the light at the end of the tunnel because of the dedication and hard work of Attorney at Law David Santee. Anyone who is seeking true representation from an attorney who is not going to take your money and sell you out should consider David Santee because he will ensure your rights are protected."
More About Our Immigration Practice
We represent individuals who are seeking to immigrate to the United States through a family member who is a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. This includes spouses, finances, children, siblings, and other family members.
We represent individuals who are seeking to travel or immigrate to the United States based on their employment status. This includes priority workers, skilled workers, professionals with advanced degrees, and foreign investors.
We represent individuals in removal proceedings in Immigration Court. If you or a loved one has been served with a Notice to Appear in Immigration Court, contact us now to find out what defenses are available.
Based in Philadelphia
Serving all of Pennsylvania
Serving all of Pennsylvania