Redondo Beach Criminal Lawyer Discusses Deportation

Persons who are in the United States without obtaining citizenship are subject to removal or deportation if they are convicted of any number of specific criminal offenses that the immigration authorities deem to be of such seriousness that they should immediately take action. Convictions for any of the following crimes are grounds for a person’s removal under federal law (8 USC §1227(a)(2)):

• Crimes of moral turpitude (including theft, shoplifting, etc) within five years after the date of admission.

• Conviction of more than one offense involving moral turpitude.

• Any Aggravated felony (8 USC §1101(a)(43)). Aggravated felonies, according to a local Redondo Beach Criminal Attorney , include murder, rape or sexual abuse of a minor; illicit trafficking of a controlled substance; illicit trafficking of firearms; money laundering; explosive materials offense; firearm offenses; crimes of violence, theft, or racketeering with a sentence of at least one year; crimes demanding ransom; crimes relating to child pornography; controlling a business of prostitution; treason or other violations relating to national defense; fraud or deceit; alien smuggling; counterfeiting; perjury; and an attempt or conspiracy to commit an offense in this paragraph.

• Prostitution, Solicitation for Prostitution and commercialized vice.

• High-speed flight or evading arrest from an immigration checkpoint.

• Drug Offenses and Crimes violating controlled substance laws.

• Gun Laws, Illegal Gun Possession and Firearm offenses.

• Criminal Conspiracy.

• Domestic violence offenses. Domestic violence offenses include the following (8 USC §1227(a)(2)(E)):

• Crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse, parent of a common child, person they live with, or any relationship included in state domestic violence laws.  In California, according to one Redondo Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer , this includes spousal abuse, battery on a spouse, criminal threats or any crime that is considered to involve a domestic relationship.

• Stalking.

• Violation of a criminal or civil restraining order (including temporary emergency protective orders).

About thetorranceattorney

Matthew Ruff is a Torrance criminal defense attorney located near the 405 freeway on Crenshaw Blvd. Focusing on DUI and serious criminal cases for over twenty five years. In addition to criminal cases, Matthew also defends clients at the DMV regarding license suspension hearings stemming from drunk driving arrests.
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