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Indiana Immigration Laws 35-44.1-5-3 & 35-44.1-5-4



Immigration laws in the United States are complex and ever-evolving, with severe penalties for those who knowingly engage in criminal activities related to illegal aliens. In Indiana, two such offenses are transporting an illegal alien and harboring an illegal alien, both of which can result in criminal charges and serious consequences. If you or someone you know is facing legal issues related to these offenses, you need the expert guidance of a criminal defense attorney with a proven track record. That's where B. Hicks Law Firm steps in to protect your rights and provide a strong defense.

Understanding the Offenses:


Transporting an Illegal Alien (IC 35-44.1-5-3): This offense occurs when a person knowingly or intentionally transports or moves an alien for commercial advantage or private financial gain, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the alien is in the United States in violation of the law. It is classified as a Class A misdemeanor, except when more than nine aliens are involved, in which case it becomes a Level 6 felony.


Harboring an Illegal Alien (IC 35-44.1-5-4): Harboring an illegal alien involves knowingly or intentionally concealing, harboring, or shielding an alien for commercial advantage or private financial gain, knowing or in reckless disregard of their immigration status. Like transporting an illegal alien, this offense is also classified as a Class A misdemeanor, except when it involves more than nine aliens, which makes it a Level 6 felony.


How B. Hicks Law Firm Can Help:


Expert Legal Representation: B. Hicks Law Firm has a team of experienced criminal defense attorneys who are well-versed in Indiana's immigration laws. They will ensure that your rights are protected and work tirelessly to provide a strong defense tailored to your specific case.

Investigation and Evidence Analysis: Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation and analyze the evidence against you to identify any weaknesses in the prosecution's case. This includes assessing whether the elements of the offenses have been met, considering the circumstances surrounding the incident, and exploring potential defenses.


Negotiation and Trial Advocacy: Whether through negotiation or trial, B. Hicks Law Firm is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for your case. We have a proven track record of successful negotiation and trial advocacy, ensuring that your interests are well-represented.


Knowledge of Legal Developments: Our legal team stays updated on the latest developments in immigration law, ensuring that we can provide the most relevant and effective defense strategies for our clients.


Facing charges related to transporting or harboring an illegal alien is a serious matter with potentially life-altering consequences. If you find yourself in such a situation, it's crucial to seek the expertise of a legal team like B. Hicks Law Firm. With years of experience and a deep understanding of Indiana's immigration laws, we are your trusted partners in navigating the complexities of the legal system, protecting your rights, and striving for the best possible outcome. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start building a robust defense against these charges. Your future and freedom are our top priorities.

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