Federal Criminal Defense

For more than 25 years Attorney Nora Milner has successfully defended clients in courts ranging from U.S. Navy Courts Martial to Appeals before the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. In May, 2005 she was awarded her LLM Degree in Federal Trial Advocacy from California Western School of Law.  Armed with this degree and her extensive immigration defense experience, she is dedicated to providing the best representation in federal court, especially for those individuals who are not U.S. citizens.

The overlap between immigration and criminal defense is significant, and the ability to bridge these two complex areas of the law enables our firm to not only see the intricacies of federal criminal defense, but to also carefully and thoroughly evaluate the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction for a non-U.S. citizen. The firm maintains a special niche for these offenses most often associated with aliens:

  • Illegal Re-Entry after Deportation
  • Alien Smuggling
  • Drug Offenses
  • High speed border flights

Crimes of Moral Turpitude:

  • Embezzlement
  • Burglary/Theft
  • Shop-lifting

Crimes of Violence:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Battery
  • Kidnapping

Understanding the broad immigration consequences of a conviction for one or more of these offenses for a non-U.S. citizen client requires a special sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the needs of this community and the ability to see and asses the case from many angles. Attorney Milner understands that it is not always in the client’s best interests to accept a plea bargain if that plea results in permanent banishment from the United States in the form of a deportation.

Fluent in Spanish, Attorney Milner can communicate comfortably with those clients whose special needs require a Spanish-speaking attorney.  In addition, she is a skilled communicator and negotiator who has proven herself to be a staunch advocate in all arenas of defense while working with clients from other non-Spanish speaking communities.