Effect of Crimes of Moral Turpitude for U.S. Immigration

by | Jan 13, 2014 | Immigration

Immigration consequences and the effects of a conviction are some of the most important aspects of criminal cases.  In the immigration setting, any alien who is charged with the commission of a crime risks negative impact on his immigration status.  It is important to contact an attorney who cannot only help you navigate the criminal charges, but also help you or your loved one understand any immigration consequences for the criminal charges.

For example, any alien who is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude within five years (or 10 years in some cases) after the date of admission and could receive a sentence of one year or longer as a result of the conviction is deportable.

Generally speaking, crimes of moral turpitude are theft, forgery, drugs, and crimes of violence.  If you or a loved one is not a United States citizen and has been charged with a crime of moral turpitude, or any other type of offense, contact the aggressive and experienced attorneys at the Kelly Law Firm for a free consultation.

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