Plea arrangement that wont trigger deportation

Asked almost 2 years ago - Las Vegas, NV

An LPR is charged with possession of prohibited drug with intent to distribute.

Having no prior criminal history or traffic history a plea to possess 30g or less of marijuana personal use was offered .

This then would result in deportation.

What deal should the LPR seek to avoid deportation?

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Ryan Alexander


    Contributor Level 12


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . This is an immigration question more than criminal defense. To avoid deportation the deal has to not be a crime of "moral turpitude." The definition is broad when it comes to drug crimes. Attorney Robert West on the board would probably have more information.

    Clark County, Nevada practitioner.
  2. Ross Carl Goodman


    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . The law requires that you are provided competent adviceby your cirminal defense attorney relating to adverse immingration consequences before you agree to a plea deal.

    The information presented here is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The... more

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