I am a permanent resident for five years. I am charged with Hindering Prosecution but looking for an alternative crime to plead guilty which doesn't make me inadmissible or deportable.Choices are,
1)Attempted obstruction of governmental operations with maximum sentence of six months.
2)Obstruction of Governmental operations with maximum possible sentence of one year.
3)Refusing to aid a police officer(section 13-A-10-5) with maximum sentence of 3 months.I need advice as to which charge would keep me safe from risk of deportation & inadmissibility.Please help me.
You really need to consult with an attorney, ideally one familiar with the law in Alabama and/or your federal circuit. Deciding whether an offense is a "crime involving moral turpitude" begins with a review of the elements of the statute- which would require research if not immediate familiarity with these laws. Additionally, the federal courts in different parts of the country have different interpretations of what constitutes a crime involving moral turpitude and what immigration authorities can review to make that determination. You may also want someone to consult directly with your criminal attorney- often determining whether to take a less than perfect plea will be based on the availability of other offenses and/or your likelihood of success if you go to trial.
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