Michigan Deportable Offenses Lawyer

Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude & Deportable Offenses

The criminal justice system in the United States can be tough on anyone. However, for people living as immigrants, any criminal convictions or arrest can impact their immigration status. The US government can initiate the deportation process when a person is arrested for crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMT).

Protect Your Freedom

If you think that a recent arrest may influence your employment status, an experienced Michigan deportable offenses attorney can help protect your freedom. At the law office of Pierce Law Office, we have been working with individuals to resolve immigration matters since 1982.

What is Moral Turpitude?

Moral turpitude is any activity that is contrary to community standards of justice, honesty, or good morals. Although the specifics of the crime can influence whether it is considered a CIMT, some common offenses are listed here.

  • Larceny or vandalism
  • Shoplifting
  • Bad checks or forgery
  • Drug crimes
  • Sex crimes

Fight Your Charges

Moral turpitude charges can be invoked after a crime is recorded, and an arrest is made. However, when that punishment does not seem appropriate for the crime, there can be a case to fight the charges. We challenge books to protect the freedom of our clients.

Can a CIMT Affect Green Card Eligibility?

People do not know that a criminal arrest from years ago could affect their eligibility for green cards. We take all the necessary steps to help ensure that CIMT crimes do not impact permanent residence applications. In some instances, if a person is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude may still be eligible for his or her green card.

CIMT Defense

Contact Ann Arbor’s seasoned immigration deportation lawyer if you are looking for a CIMT defense. Be assured that we’ll fight to protect the freedom of our clients and provide insights.