If you are an immigrant facing deportation due to a criminal charges, it is important to seek proper legal counsel as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to maintain your status. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to have the charges vacated or get a waiver allowing you to remain in the country. But, you’ll have to act fast. Get the representation you need today, through an experienced immigration or criminal defense firm.
With that understood, what are some of the crimes that can get your removed from the country? Generally speaking, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) takes a bad view of immigrants who commit crimes. Unless the charge in question is petty or without much consequence, you can expect deportation to be on the table almost immediately. Obviously, the more severe the crime, the more likely you could be sent back to your home country.
Criminal Charges That Can Lead to Deportation
The following are just some of the major crime categories that are considered worthy of deportation:
- Aggravated Felonies – As you would expect, if you are charged with a felony – in just about any crime – you could be eligible for deportation. This includes, but is not limited to: child pornography, assault, rape, murder, prostitution, theft burglary, and fraud. This list changes constantly.
- Drugs or Firearms Crimes – If you are convicted of owning, selling, or distributing guns or drugs illegally there is a high chance you could face deportation.
- Crime of Moral Turpitude – This is a loosely-defined selection of crimes that depending on the situation could end in deportation. They include aggravated felonies, as well as other charges such as voluntary manslaughter, domestic violence, kidnapping, and animal fighting. This list changes constantly.
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If you’re faced with deportation due to a crime with which you’ve been charged, contact the Law Office of Michael L. Guisti today to schedule a free case consultation. Remember – you still have the right to representation and we can help. Call us today at (888) 478-8999.