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.
- Firearms Crimes
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 Crimes
Domestic violence-related offenses include:
- Battery domestic violence
- Child abuse
- Child neglect/endangerment
- Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude
Crimes involving moral turpitude are acts that are considered inherently immoral or depraved, such as:
- Murder and attempted murder
- Voluntary manslaughter
- 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)
- High speed flight from immigration checkpoint
- Failure to register as a sex offender
If you are an immigrant and have been charged with a crime, contact us to ensure your rights are competently protected.