IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS
Bogle & Chang not only specialize in immigration law, we focus on crucial
issues such as where potential or actual criminal convictions might
intersect with your immigration status, in order to provide you with the
best legal advice.
If you were charged with a crime, you may have difficulties with the
Citizens Immigration Service (USCIS). Any criminal charge may have a
negative impact on your immigration status. Criminal convictions may
cause USCIS to deny an application, to start deportation proceedings or
to detain or imprison a person. If you are not a U.S. citizen and you are
facing criminal charges you should have your case reviewed by both an
immigration and a criminal lawyer.
2 Types of Criminal Charges may result in Bad Immigration
(1). “Aggravated Felonies”- serious offenses, such as: theft, drugs,
acts of violence, etc.
(2). “Crimes of Moral Turpitude”- acts of moral deficiency, such as:
shoplifting, fraud, assault battery with a weapon.
Any conviction for an aggravated felony or a crime of moral turpitude
can result in deportation or exclusion (denied entry into the U.S.). Any
conviction for any crime may result in a denial of any application at the
discretion of USCIS. A conviction is any admission of responsibility for a
criminal charge made in court, even if it is not called a guilty plea.
Generally, if ordered to pay a fine or placed on probation you have
admitted responsibility or guilt.
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