Defense for Charges of Moral Turpitude. Post Conviction Relief.
Generally speaking, a “Crime Involving Moral Turpitude” (CIMT) is a crime whose essential elements involve fraud, larceny, or the intent to harm persons or things.
A conviction can be considered a crime involving moral turpitude even if the Court did not impose a term of incarceration, and even if it is a convictions from a Municipal Court.
An immigrant convicted of a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude may be able to apply for a waiver and avoid deportation only in limited cases.
The United States Supreme Court has stated that an immigrant has Sixth Amendment right of being advised of the consequences that a guilty plea can have on his or her immigration status.
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