Michigan Deportable Offenses Lawyer
Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude and Deportable Offenses
The criminal justice system in the United States can be tough on anyone. However, for people living here as immigrants, any criminal convictions or arrest can impact their immigration status. When a person is arrested for crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMT), he or she can be deported.
If you think a recent arrest may influence your employment status, an experienced Michigan deportable offenses attorney can help protect your freedom. At the law office of Richard W. Pierce, P.C., we have been working with individuals to resolve immigration matters since 1982.
Fighting Against Charges of Moral Turpitude
Moral turpitude is any activity that is contrary to community standards of justice, honesty or good morals. Although the specifics of the crime can influence whether it is considered a CIMT, common offenses include:
- Larceny or vandalism
- Bad checks or forgery
- Drug crimes
- Sex crimes
In some situations, a person is arrested and his or her crime is recorded as one of moral turpitude. However, when that punishment does not seem appropriate for the crime, we can fight the charges. We challenge the books to protect the freedom of our clients.
Can a CIMT Affect My Green Card Eligibility?
In some situations, people do not know that a criminal arrest from years ago could affect their eligibility for green cards. When we interview clients for permanent residence and learn they were arrested for crimes of moral turpitude, we take the necessary steps to help ensure those crimes do not impact their applications. In some situations, a person convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude may still be eligible for his or her green card.