Practice Areas

Lavy Law practices immigration and criminal defense in three different states: Arizona, California, and New York. We are licensed, active members in each of these state's bar associations. Our competent representation is possible in each state because immigration and criminal law are based upon federal law, or law that applies all over the United States. For example, each state models their criminal laws after the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence. Nevertheless, with regards to criminal law, differences do exist between the crimes each state prosecutes, the definition of each crime, and the penalties.

Criminal Defense

It does not matter what charge or charges you are facing, Lavy Law can competently represent you. Due to our former experience as a deputy district attorney in five counties, we have experience handling hundreds of cases involving almost every type of crime. Please see our Criminal Defense section to find out what exactly you are being accused of, your potential defenses, and the cases that we have defended successfully just like your own.


Whether you in the United States illegally, on a temporary visa, or have a green card, Lavy Law knows how to help you stay legally in the United States. We have experience dealing with almost every kind of immigration law issue. Please see our Immigration section to find out our different immigration services, what remedy fits your case, and cases that we have defended successfully just like your own.


Are you an undocumented immigrant or green card holder who has been arrested and/or convicted of a crime? If so, it is likely that you will be ordered to appear in both criminal court and immigration court.

The majority of criminal defense attorneys know nothing about immigration law. This means that they will have to pay more to hire an immigration attorney. This also means that the criminal defense attorney representing you may fail to inform you of the immigration consequences of your case and likely cause irreparable damage to your ultimate outcome. If this has already happened, Lavy Law can use its expert experience in criminal court to try to undo the damage.

One of the goals of Lavy Law is to be your one-stop law firm, handling both your criminal and immigration case. Our vision is to take you seamlessly from point A (criminal court) to point B (immigration court). By having one attorney from one law firm, you will save money, time and your freedom. For more information on Lavy Law’s specific services related to criminal law and immigration, please refer to our Crimmigration section.

Professional License Defense

If you are a licensed professional who has been notified of a complaint or investigation by your Board, you need Lavy Law to help you keep your precious license. Unlike other law firms which may have an employment or health care background, Lavy Law has the strong trial skills necessary to fight your case just like it would for a Defendant facing time in jail. Since our clients include both immigration and criminal defendants, we appreciate the serious consequences that you are facing and know how to prepare and execute a strong defense before the Board, the State Attorney General, and the Administrative Court.

Client Reviews
"My experience with Lavy Law was extremely positive. After finding them through a Google search and reaching out to them, Kara Lavy responded soon after, assessed my case and she immediately came up with a collaborative strategy. Ms. Lavy was in close contact while preparing to present our case. The motions she filed on my behalf couldn't have been more thorough while leveraging her relationships with local DA and justice contacts to ensure a smooth process in the courtroom. All motions were granted in my favor, and I offer the highest recommendation to anyone looking for professional, responsive, dedicated and experienced attorney services." Javier M. (San Mateo, CA)
"I am very pleased that I contacted you, and I simply could not have been more pleased with the process and outcome. I am more than delighted in how you were instrumental in bringing my lingering visa issue to a resolution most beneficial to me. Thank you for all your help and highly professional work, and especially for being so trustworthy." JMM (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)