Immigration - Crime involving moral turpitude

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

Is the misdemeanor 1 year probation for malicious use of telephone service charge (Using vulgar, indecent, obscene, or offensive language or suggesting any lewd or lascivious act in the course of a conversation or message through the use of a telecommunications service or device.) a crime involving moral turpitude? Is the suspect eligible for reentry ? Should he wait another 5 years after probation to be eligible for citizenship ?

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  1. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . The immigration consequences of convictions depend on the exact language of the statute under which the conviction took place.

    You need to retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, including the court disposition and the charging documents, in order to advise you, and handle the case.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  2. Jay K Goldberg

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    Answered . yes it is. As to what to do about it, you need advice from an immigration lawyer.

  3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

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    Answered . Sounds like itbut this question is best asked of an immigration attorney.

    I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a... more
  4. Irene Vaisman

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    Answered . Need a lot more facts. Was this person deported or was this person just on a non-immigrant visa. Schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney to discuss.

    This is not legal advice and a client attorney relationship is not created. For a free consultation call (718)234-5588.

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