Deportation Defense: Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude
Being convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT) can put your dreams of immigration and naturalization in jeopardy. If you are facing these charges, it is critical that you speak immediately with an attorney who understands how the charge can affect your immigration status as well as solutions to help fix the problem.
What Types Of Crimes Fall Under A CIMT?
Generally CIMT’s involve crimes that call into question the individual’s moral character. These crimes vary state by state in type. For instance, in Texas, crimes against a person, including murder, domestic violence, child abuse, kidnapping or reckless manslaughter, are considered a CIMT. Other examples would be sexual offenses, property damage, theft, fraud and crimes of dishonesty. A DWI, however, would not be considered a CIMT as the court does not see that as an intentional act against another person.
If you are found guilty of a CIMT, you may be deported from the United States under certain immigration statutes. This may include being banned from the country for at least 15 years. The stakes are high.
We Can Help Fight Removal Every Step Of The Way
A skilled immigration attorney, however, can help. At the Law Office of Irene G. Mugambi, P.C., we have helped many individuals accused of a CIMT to fight the removal. Our attorney will thoroughly investigate exactly what occurred, thoroughly researching the state penal code to determine if the offense showed intentional dishonesty or harm to another person. In some cases, relief may be available, which would cancel the removal.
We will be by your side through each step of this process, appearing with you for all necessary court appearances and hearings, doing everything in our power to help you avoid deportation. Our lawyers know what needs to be done and will dedicate the time and attention needed to achieve the most successful outcome possible.
Contact Us For Experienced Legal Advocacy
To learn more about how we can help protect you from deportation due to a CIMT, please call a lawyer at our law firm today at 214-504-1137 or toll free at 866-743-9501. You may also contact us online.