I was offered a deal in my upcoming criminal case which would see me getting 360 days deferred adjudication with no finding of guilt for a crime involving moral turpitude , theft , if I pay the restitution back upfront , which I can do . Under immigration law , that MAY be deport able but my question is this . Under immigration law , a permanent resident ( me ) has to wait five years before applying for naturalization in order to show that I have rebuilt good moral character but some places on line say if you have a CIMT , you can never show good moral character again after the fact and then some places say you can , if you wait at least five years so I'm kind of confused . I know if I get sentenced to more than 365 days it becomes an aggravated felony but if it stays under 364 , can I move forward ? Thnx
You should seek the help of an immigration lawyer when you are in this situation.
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I agree with my coleagues. Immigration law treats criminala djudications differently then criminal law. You should discuss this issue with your criminal attorney who can then guide you with the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney. The USSC in Padilla case decided that criminal attorneys now have an affirmative duty to provide guidance to aliens in criminal court. If you have the PD representing you, most PD offices now have immigration attorneys who assist with consultations. Good luck.
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In addition to what my colleagues said, it also depends on the classification of the criminal offense (Class A, B, C). You should seek an immigration attorney in your state because each state has offenses that may have different consequences, according to its application to Federal law.
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