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Moral Turpitude Charges Affecting Immigration

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Crimes of moral turpitude are those which violate community standards of decency and which would shock the public conscience. They include acts which are considered shamefully wicked and constitute an extreme departure from usual standards of morality. An alien convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude within five years after entry to the United States and which results in a prison sentence of one year or more is subject to deportation. This is also the case if an alien is convicted of two such crimes not related to a single scheme of criminal misconduct, regardless of when the crimes were committed or the sentence imposed. If you have been accused of a crime of moral turpitude, it is vital you enlist the help of a New York criminal defense lawyer immediately. Call Musa-Obregon Law PC immediately to speak with a Queens immigration lawyer about your case.

Musa-Obregon Law PC represents immigration & criminal defense clients throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Rockland County and Westchester County.

What is a Crime of Moral Turpitude in New York?

As it concerns immigration law, examples of crimes of moral turpitude include:

  • Murder or attempted murder
  • Voluntary or reckless manslaughter
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault with intent to rob, kill, or commit abortion or rape
  • Domestic violence
  • Child abuse or neglect
  • Rape and statutory rape
  • Prostitution
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Aiding and abetting the commission of a crime of moral turpitude
  • Certain theft offenses
  • Burglary involving intent of moral turpitude
  • Counterfeiting
  • Perjury
  • Willful tax evasion
  • Most instances of fraud
  • Conspiracy against the United States

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For tireless advocacy of your rights, contact our team at Musa-Obregon Law PC. If your case does not allow for the dismissal of charges, we will negotiate regarding a lesser charges or reduced penalties. We will energetically pursue the reduction and removal of criminal charges in order free you from the threat of deportation and continue to fight as needed to help you avoid conviction.

If you are an immigrant and have been accused of a crime of moral turpitude, contact a New York criminal attorney right away.

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