I would like to ask you for legal advice in regards to Theft 3 cases for Immigrants. Thank You.
While true that Theft 3 is NOT an aggravated felony it is a crime of dishonesty and falls within the crimes that constitute Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT) which can trigger/start Removal proceedings.
If your conviction to Theft 3 (or ANY Crime Involving Moral Turpitude) was committed MORE than 5 years from the date of your admission as an LPR then you should be safe (i.e. not subject to deportation) If this is the second or more of any two separate CIMT convictions “after admission” then it may trigger deportability.
You should speak to an experienced Immigration lawyer for advice.
Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
Concentrating in Immigration and Nationality Law
2221 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92108
phone: (619) 299-9600, facsimile: (619) 923-3277
Formerly Adjunct Professor -- Immigration law
University of Illinois College of Law
Make sure you consult an immigration attorney before travelling outside the country. If your conviction triggers deportation consequences, you may be detained at the border and immediately placed in removal proceedings. Do not leave the country before consulting an immigration attorney.
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