Tucson Criminal and Immigration Lawyer
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Ryan M. Gibson is a criminal and immigration lawyer practicing in Tucson, Arizona. He intentionally limits his practice to criminal law and immigration. Both areas of law are extremely complex and he feels he is better able to serve his clients by focusing all of his time and energy on criminal and immigration cases. He has extensive criminal trial experience especially in the areas of DUI and Domestic Violence cases. Mr. Gibson moved to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona for his undergraduate studies. During college he studied abroad in the cities of Madrid and Salamanca in Spain. Additionally, he attended the well regarded Washington Semester Program at American University. During his stay in Washington D.C. he was a legislative intern in the United States Senate for Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. Senator Kerry is now the United States Secretary of State. Mr. Gibson later received his law degree (J.D.) from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. Since then, he has relocated to Tucson and has been licensed to practice law in Arizona since 2008. He is a sole practitioner and focuses his practice on criminal defense and immigration matters. When he is not busy practicing law he enjoys traveling, hiking, and cooking.
If you have an immigration issue or a criminal matter and would like to discuss your situation with a lawyer, Mr. Gibson would be happy to meet with you.
Attorney Ryan M. Gibson is a proud member of the State Bar of Arizona.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a Tucson criminal defense and immigration lawyer. Call 520 261-2576 or fill out the simple form below.
Family Based Immigration
Mr. Gibson helps U.S. citizens and permanent residents reunite with family members, keep families together and help immigrants obtain permanent residence ( “green card”) through family members or relationships.
The good news is that if you are a U.S. citizen seeking to petition for your parents, spouse, minor children or even fiancé you can immediately petition for their immigration. The process still takes time but there is no delay or wait times as far as availability. The government has no limit to the number of immediate relatives that can immigrate each year.
Immediate relative children are defined as “unmarried and under 21 years of age” and does include step children and adopted children in addition to biological children.
Parents must have a citizen son or daughter who is at least 21 years old.
Spouses must have a “valid and subsisting marriage” with the citizen who is petitioning them.
The following categories of people are subject to visa availability
- Unmarried adult sons and daughters of U.S citizens
- married adult sons and daughters of U.S. citizens
- siblings of U.S. citizens
Green Card holders (permanent residents) can also petition for the following family members
- minor children (unmarried and under 21)
- unmarried adult sons and daughters
When seeking permanent resident status through family or other avenues, an immigrant may be considered inadmissible. “Inadmissible” means ineligible to immigrate or get a green card if the person has an immigration record that reflects lengthy unlawful presence, criminal convictions, immigration fraud, prior deportations , medical issues and other reasons. If you find yourself in this type of situation it is highly advisable that you seek help from an attorney to obtain what it is known as a waiver of inadmissibility. An attorney can may often be able to make a persuasive argument as part of the waiver application. Every case is different and the strength of your waiver application will depend on the facts of your case and the quality of the attorney’s advocacy. This is why it is critical you at least speak with an attorney.
Types of Criminal Charges and Cases
- DUI/DWI including Extreme and “Super” Extreme DUI.
- DUI – drug
- Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Drug Charges
- Assault Charges
- Disorderly Conduct
- Disturbing the peace or quiet of neighborhood, family or person
- unreasonable noise
- protracted commotions, utterance or display with the intent to prevent the transaction of a business of a lawful meeting, gathering or procession
- Domestic Violence
- ex. , Damaged Property, Family Fights, Loud Arguments, Injuries.
- Criminal Damage
- Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP)
- Threats and Intimidation
- Warrants (Motion to Quash)
- Failure to Appear
Pima County Courts
- Tucson City Court
- Pima County Justice Court
- Pima County Superior Court
- Oro Valley
Proud member of the State Bar of Arizona
177 North Church Ave. Ste. 200
Tucson, Arizona 85701 (520) 261-2576