Protecting Your Immigration Status In Wisconsin
If you are an immigrant residing in Wisconsin, you should know how your criminal record can affect your immigration proceedings. There are many technical ins and outs of how the law works and which convictions may result in deportation. Wisconsin criminal defense attorneys will be able to help you decode this legal jargon and potentially even avoid conviction. Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers will also help advise you during your case, informing you of your rights and any courses of action you can take to avoid deportation. Without a skilled lawyer, you will be left to navigate the legal system without an experienced guide on the different types of crime that may warrant your deportation.
Crimes of Moral Turpitude
Crime of moral turpitude describes crimes that the more significant portion of society has deemed wrong or immoral. There are various consequences to these crimes depending on the nature of the crime, number of repeat offenses, and whether your status is of legal or criminal immigration in Wisconsin. Having a skilled Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer will help identify the other areas in which you may have outstanding moral character or contribute in a virtuous way to the society in juxtaposition to the ruling. Some basic examples of crimes of moral turpitude are:
- Intent to harm a person
Aggravated felonies are less subjective to moral judgment and are more objectively legal determinations based on the rule of law. Like other crimes in Wisconsin, many aggravated felonies require severe consequences for citizens and even harsher punishments for non-citizens, up to and including deportation. With an apt criminal defense lawyer, there may be ways to avoid a conviction. Some examples of aggravated felonies are:
- Child pornography
- Firearms offenses
Contact Birdsall Obear & Associates LLC today if you are an immigrant who is facing a criminal charge. We will serve as an aggressive advocate in your corner, to save you from conviction and deportation.