If you have been accused of marriage fraud, you
should immediately seek the advice of a criminal defense attorney with
immigration law experience. Marriage fraud is a serious charge that
can lead to imprisonment and subsequent deportation if you are not a
U.S. Citizen. These claims are sometimes made by the government during
the interview process for obtaining a green card or citizenship.
In California, any individual who knowingly enters into a marriage
for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall
be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or fined not more than
$250,000, or both.