Committed 155.40 fc (grand larceny-1st c felony) also an immigrant. what are the chances of deportation?

Asked almost 3 years ago - Freeport, NY

Also this is his first offense and he has been in the us for 9 yrs. Are there any chances of avoiding deportation? what should i do?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . This is a removable offense. Better schedule a consultation with an experience immigration attorney.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Benjamin J Lieberman

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    Answered . Though it would be important to consult with an immigration attorney, immigration consequences are collateral to the direct consequences of a conviction of this offense. The first thing he needs to do is retain a good criminal defense attorney. Deportation or not you want to be able to stay out of jail if possible. Depending on the facts and circumstances there are a variety of ways an attorney can approach this matter and try to minimize the possibility of deportation. If convicted it is certainly considered a crime of moral turpitude that can have him deported but he would have to be convicted first. Again, he should get a lawyer as soon as possible so that he can be properly guided and represented.

  3. Howard A. Schwartz

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    Answered . A conviction on this charge could certainly lead to removal proceedings. You must consult quickly with a criminal defense attorney to see what your options are. You should also be speaking with an immigration expert to see what dispositions other than a dismissal could leave you in a safe position.

    I have been a criminal defense attorney in New York for over 20 years. Feel free to view my website at Brooklynlaw.... more
  4. Peter Hills Acker

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    Answered . I completely agree with attorney Shusterman. He had better contact an immigration attorney immediately. Grand Larceny is both a ground of removal and a ground of inadmissibility.

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