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Crimes of Moral Turpitude

Many non-citizens make the mistake of thinking because what they are charged with is a relatively minor offense; they do not need a high end criminal defense attorney or may even attempt to handle their case themselves. Unfortunately, non-citizens face a myriad of immigration laws and regulations in addition to their underlying criminal offense that can lead to their possible deportation or become a bar to United States Citizenship.  These offenses are known as crimes involving “moral turpitude.”  The Bahuriak Law Group knows how to evaluate your charges, consult with immigration law experts when necessary and recommend a proper course of action based on the determination of whether the predicate offense fits this classification.

Crimes involving “moral turpitude” can also result, in certain circumstances, in the removal of non-citizens from the United States or serve as a bar to citizenship.  There is no enumerated list of the crimes that make up this classification, rather crimes of “moral turpitude” is defined by Immigration authorities as “any  criminal conduct that is inherently base, vile, or depraved, and contrary to the accepted rules of morality and the duties owed to other persons, either individually or to society in general.”  Examples include shoplifting, prostitution and interfering with a police investigation. 

To find out more about the Bahuriak Law Group’s Criminal Immigration Practice, contact us at 215-413-1150 or contact us here.



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