Foreign nationals living in the UK, who have committed a criminal offence in the UK which carries with it a custodial sentence, may be issued with a deportation order.
All custodial sentences of more than 1 year could lead to an automatic deportation order being made. A person given a sentence of less than 1 year could be subject to a deportation order if it is argued that it is in the public interest for a deportation order to be made against them.
It may be possible to appeal and overturn a deportation order if it can be shown that there are compelling human rights grounds for the person subjected to the deportation order to remain living in the UK. We have expertise in helping client in successfully challenging deportation orders and work in conjunction with our crime department, the probation service, health professionals and other related organisations to maximise the chances of a successful outcome.