Prosecutorial Discretion

Can Prosecutorial Discretion Help Me?

Since 2011, the US government has given expanded responsibility to prosecutors to determine which immigration cases are considered high-priority and which can be heard at a later date. This process, called prosecutorial discretion, can help individuals who are facing removal proceedings to remain in the United States until a later date. During this time, the laws may change or you may become eligible for some other adjustment in status. A Los Angeles prosecutorial discretion attorney from the Law Office of David Sturman can guide you and represent you through this process.

Before asking for prosecutorial discretion, you can often benefit from consulting with an experienced immigration lawyer. A legal professional in our office will discuss all of your options with you so you can make informed decisions about your case. This action does not grant you legal resident status, so it is usually used as a last resort. If you are already facing deportation in the Los Angeles area and feel you are running out of options, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. At the Law Office of David Sturman, we have a team of prosecutorial discretion lawyers who have years of experience with providing deportation defense for our clients. We will patiently take the time to answer all of your questions and we will always treat you with dignity and respect.

Who Qualifies For Prosecutorial Discretion Status?

There are a variety of factors that determine who can use prosecutorial discretion to close their immigration case. If you feel that any of the following applies to you, contact an immigration attorney in our office to discuss the specifics of your situation.

  • Long-Term Residents: If you have been living in the United States for many years, you might be eligible. If you can show strong ties to your community, your case may be even stronger.
  • Related to Legal Immigrants In The Area: Immediate or extended family living legally in Los Angeles or elsewhere in the US may speak on your behalf.
  • Hardship Cases: Individuals with a serious medical condition or facing other humanitarian concerns can make a strong case for their need to remain in the country.

There are also factors that can negatively influence a prosecutor’s decision. If you have a criminal background or have ever participated in a gang, a prosecutorial discretion attorney in our office can provide you with detailed information on how to proceed next.

The Law Office of David Sturman

Our dedicated immigration lawyers and friendly staff have been serving the Los Angeles community for many years. We believe that everyone should have access to the highest quality legal representation. Call us at (818) 714-2226 or email us to schedule a free no-obligation consultation. We will do everything we can to help you with prosecutorial discretion, deportation defense or any area of immigration law.