Commonly, clients are surprised by the system they face when criminal charges impact their visa status. Our Mitchell Simmons attempts the impossible – making this area easy to understand.
There is no presumption of innocence under migration law. You can be facing visa cancellation even before a court decides if you are guilty or innocent of an offence.
Or, it is possible to be facing visa cancellation based on association or conduct that does not even lead to a criminal charge.
If you are facing criminal charges, and you hold an Australian visa, you need to seek advice from a migration lawyer immediately.