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.
Have your criminal defense lawyer talk to an immigration lawyer.
This is WAY TOO COMPLEX for an internet blog.
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I agree with my colleagues. Have your criminal attorney have a meeting with an immigration attorney before making a plea. This is very complex and depends on the language of the statute.
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Number three is your best and only option.
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