Deportation is a serious concern for people residing in the United States who are not full citizens, and there is a lot of confusion about what types of missteps can lead to deportation in Arizona. Certain criminal offenses can ultimately result in a person’s deportation, which is why you should always have an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side if you or a loved one is accused of committing a criminal offense. AtSingular Law, our knowledgeable criminal defense and immigration lawyers can protect and defend your rights. To learn more, call or contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Criminal Offenses Subject to Deportation
Not all criminal convictions result in deportation, which is also known as removal. Both misdemeanors and felony offense convictions can result in deportation proceedings depending on the situation. In Arizona, the types of crimes that are subject to deportation proceedings after conviction include the following:
Crimes of Moral Turpitude
These types of crimes go against the general community standards or morals, or they must be considered shocking or depraved. Deportation is triggered for acrime of moral turpitude if a conviction occurs within five years of entering the country and it results in a jail or prison term of one year or longer. Examples of crimes of turpitude include the following:
Driving under the influence (DUI),
Conviction for any type of aggravated felony offense in Arizona also may trigger deportation actions. Aggravated felonies vary from state to state, but in Arizona these crimes include murder, drug trafficking, money laundering, possession or distribution of child pornography, tax evasion, burglary, and other violent crimes that result in a minimum of a five year prison sentence.
Multiple Criminal Convictions
A person may also be deported in Arizona if they are convicted of multiple crimes while residing within the United States. Two convictions of moral turpitude crimes at any point after entry into the country render someone eligible for deportation. However, those convictions cannot arise from the same scheme or crime. It must result from two different crimes or criminal operations.
Other Reasons for Deportation
There are other reasons why a person may be deported from Arizona other than certain criminal convictions. Being inadmissible at the time of entry renders someone eligible for deportation. Failure to register or falsification of documents is another reason for deportation, as are security issues and economic issues involved in staying within the United States. For more information about what may trigger deportation in Arizona, talk to our office today.
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Deportation is a serious issue that requires a skilled attorney to handle. If you have more questions about the types of criminal convictions or other issues that may result in removal proceedings in Arizona, the experienced and dedicated lawyers at Singular Law are here to help. Call the office orcontact us today to schedule a consultation of your case now.