If you are a legal alien in Nevada, you cannot be deported unless you plead guilty to, or are convicted of certain types of crimes. These crimes include aggravated felonies, drug crimes, firearm crimes, domestic violence crimes, or crimes moral turpitude.
- Aggravated Felonies
There are several different kinds of Nevada crimes that qualify as aggravated felonies.
- Theft crimes
- Fraud crimes
- Lewdness with a child under 14
- Drug Crimes
You may face deportation proceedings if you are a legal alien convicted of a Nevada drug crime. 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.
- Firearm Crimes
As a legal alien, you can be deported for any Nevada for any firearm conviction, such as carrying a concealed firearm without a permit.
Depending upon the circumstances, some Nevada domestic violence offenses may qualify as an aggravated felony, as well as a crime of moral turpitude. Domestic violence-related offenses include:
- Battery domestic violence
- Child abuse
- Child neglect/endangerment
- Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude
These are particularly heinous Nevada crimes that are contrary to the moral norms of society, including:
- 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)
There are other more rare Nevada crimes that can result in deportation as well, such as:
- high-speed flight from an immigration checkpoint
- failing to register as a sex offender
- crimes involving espionage, sabotage, treason, and sedition.
Everyone within the United States has civil rights, including aliens as well as those arrested and charged with a crime. Deportation from the country you consider home is tragic, especially if it could have been avoided with competent and effective legal representation.
If you are legal alien and have been charged with a crime, contact us to defend your rights.