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5 arrested on drug charges at checkpoint near Yuma

Obtaining permanent residency in the U.S. can be a long, drawn-out process, yet one that many in Yuma may be willing to undertake in order to protect their immigration status. Compliance to immigration rules and regulations during this process may be vital to ensuring its success, as any infractions (no matter how major or minor they may be perceived to be) can place the outcome in doubt. Once one does have negative elements on their record, they may be closer to being deported than they are securing legal resident status. 

Being accused of criminal activity might easily derail one's attempt to remain in the U.S. Indeed, several men were cited for immigration violations in conjunction with a drug arrest that took place near Yuma. The incident began when border patrol agents ordered the inspection of a car stopped at an immigration checkpoint that they suspected was carrying drugs. Their suspicions were verified when over 30 pounds of crystal meth was found in the vehicle. The five men in the car were arrested and now face drug charges. Of the five, only one (a man from Mesa) was reported to be in the U.S. legally. 

One's current immigration status may be considered when determining how their future in the U.S. should be impacted by a criminal charge. The severity of the alleged offense might also be a determining factor. Those hoping to secure a favorable outcome to a criminal case that does not put their immigration or naturalization plans in jeopardy may need assistance in presenting a strong case to the court. Such assistance may come in the form of an experienced criminal defense attorney. 

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