California Criminal Convictions That Will Result In Your Deportation
If you are not a US citizen, a conviction for certain California criminal offenses will trigger your deportation (that is, your physical removal) from the United States.
If a court convicts you for any one of these deportable crimes, US Citizenship and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will remove you from the United States whether or not you have lived in this country for a significant period of time or how deeply-established your roots in the US have become.
Among the significant categories of deportable California crimes are:
“Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude,” (or CIMT for short)
Aggravated Felonies (though they may not literally be felonies in California)
Crimes dealing with controlled substances (drug crimes)
Gun offenses, also known as firearms offenses, and
Domestic violence offenses.
DOES YOUR ATTORNEY KNOW WHAT HE’S DOING?
Defending a noncitizen against California criminal charges is very delicate given the potential immigration repercussions that a criminal case can bring to bear. If a noncitizen defendant is lucky, he or she will receive a sentence that includes probation or even some incarceration...so long as it does not result in REMOVAL from the United States. That’s the tricky part.
It’s important for a criminal defense attorney with an immigration background to defend your case. Prior to starting his criminal defense practice, Attorney Lorgio Coimbra worked for many years as an Imm