My friend gave a false statement to the police voluntarily to protect his brother from going getting arrested. He is on a student visa and not a resident of the U.S? Will a false statement get you deported?
If he is convicted of Falsification that would be considered a crime of moral turpitude and he could face denial of citizenship, removal, and additional penalties. It is important for your friend to get a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
Attorney Chris Beck
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I concur with Mr. Beck. Said crime is a crime of moral turpitude.
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