Getting arrested for DUI does not mean you will be convicted. Police misconduct, defective breathalyzers and crime lab mistakes may be enough to get your charges lessened or dismissed. Visit our page on Nevada DUI Laws to learn more.
Ten Nevada Crimes That Will Get a Legal Alien Deported
Regardless of whether you are a permanent resident, have a green card, or are in the country on a visa, if you’re not a US citizen, a felony criminal conviction may result in your deportation and banishment from the country permanently. A gross misdemeanor criminal conviction can prevent an immigrant from contesting removal in Immigration Court.
A non-US citizen may be removed from the country for the following ten Nevada crimes:
You may face deportation proceedings if you are a legal alien convicted of a Nevada drug crime, such as.
Possession of drugs / controlled substances
Possession for sale of drugs / controlled substances
Selling drugs / controlled substances
Transporting drugs / controlled substances
Trafficking of drugs / controlled substances
Drug paraphernalia crimes
Under the influence of drugs / controlled substances
Driving under the influence of drugs / controlled substances
Conviction of possession of no more than thirty (30) grams of marijuana for personal use is the one drug crime which will not result in deportation.
As a legal alien, you can be deported from Nevada for any firearm conviction such as “purchasing, selling, offering for sale, exchanging, using, owning, possessing, or carrying, or of attempting or conspiring to purchase, sell, offer for sale, exchange, use, own, possess, or carry, any weapon, part, or accessory which is a firearm or destructive device.”
Nevada Crimes and Deportation
Domestic Violence Crimes
Domestic violence-related offenses include:
Battery domestic violence
Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude
Crimes involving moral turpitude are acts that are considered inherently immoral or depraved, such as:
Murder and attempted murder
Rape and sexual abuse
Solicitation of prostitution
Burglary (some instances)
Assault and battery (especially with intent to rob, with a deadly weapon, or on an officer)
Carrying a concealed weapon with intent to use
Casino marker crimes (especially if the amount owed is $10,000 or more)
If you are an immigrant and have been charged with a crime, contact us to ensure your rights are competently protected.
About the Author
A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.