Asked almost 3 years ago - San Diego, CAFlag
I am 15 years old. I have a green card and been living here in the US for almost three years. I have a court date for shoplifting. Do I get deported because of that?
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No. Although shoplifting is considered a "crime of moral turpitude", if the amount of money involved was small, it is usually considered as a "petty offense". Conviction of one petty offense does not render you deportable. However, if you ever get a second shoplifting conviction, you will be deportable.
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NO. You are a minor. Regarding the charge. How much money was the merchandise you took? What is the charge? If you are looking at theft or anything that goes beyond a year of incarceration (hence the amount of $ is important) you will have a deportable/removable offense, so if you were an adult you would not want to plea. If it is a misdemeanor you may plea without immigration consequenses, if it is your first and only offense.
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