Under the Immigration and Nationality Act an individual who has been convicted of, or admits having committed, a crime involving moral turpitude (other than a purely political offense) is inadmissible.
Additionally, an individual who has already been admitted to the United States, either as a Legal Permanent Resident or in some other status, who is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude within five years after the date of admission may be deportable. This section applies if he or she is convicted of a crime for which a sentence of one year or longer may be imposed.
Finally, an individual who, at any time after admission, is convicted of two or more crimes involving moral turpitude is deportable, regardless of whether confined therefore and regardless of whether the convictions were obtained in a single trial. This section applies if the two convictions do not arise out of a single scheme of criminal misconduct.
The attorneys at Godoy Law Office, Ltd can help you determine whether you have a conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT). A determination by the Board of Immigration Appeals or a federal court that a particular offense under one state’s law is a CIMT does not necessarily mean that an offense of the same name under another state’s law also will be a CIMT.
We can also help determine whether you are eligible to vacate your criminal conviction or whether you are eligible to file for post-conviction relief, such as a Padilla appeal. Additionally, we can help you determine if you are eligible for any other removal relief such as cancellation of removal.
Contact us if you have a CIMT conviction. We can help you identify any available immigration option. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a consultation.