What Are Crimes of Moral Turpitude?

crimes of moral turpitude

Certain types of crimes fall under a specific category, known as crimes of moral turpitude. These crimes have specific fallout for immigration status and employment prospects. Therefore, a charge with one of these crimes needs careful counsel throughout the legal process.

What Are Crimes of Moral Turpitude?

Crimes of moral turpitude fall into two main categories. The first includes crimes of dishonesty. These types of issues may include theft crimes or fraud.

The other category of these crimes includes those which may seem offensive to others in society and bear intension from the individual. Examples of these types of crimes can include both felonies and misdemeanors, such as:

  • Child abuse
  • Murder
  • Aggravated assault
  • Robbery
  • Violence against one’s spouse
  • Rape

How Can These Crime Impact Immigration Status?

A conviction of a crime of moral turpitude can impact immigration status. The United States federal government can deny someone a green card or visa if they have a conviction of one of these crimes. Plus, after being in the United States, if someone is convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, the government can deport them.

How Can Convictions of These Crimes Affect Employment?

Employment is also at risk for those convicted of crimes of moral turpitude. Some state boards may revoke a license or put the individual on suspension pending a hearing. For instance, the State Bar of California puts attorneys on suspension for convictions of either felony or misdemeanor crimes of turpitude.

Contact the Law Office of Steven K. Bloom for Help with Crimes of Moral Turpitude Charges

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