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Criminal Defense » 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.
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.”
Domestic violence-related offenses include:
Crimes involving moral turpitude are acts that are considered inherently immoral or depraved, such as:
If you are an immigrant and have been charged with a crime, contact us to ensure your rights are competently protected.
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, Court TV, 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.
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