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Miami Immigrant & Non-Citizen Criminal Lawyer

If you are currently a non-citizen living in the United States without a green card, criminal charges in Florida could result in major consequences for you and your family. Indeed, whether you’re living in Florida legally or illegally, getting in trouble with the law could lead to your deportation.  Have you been arrested for a crime in Florida? It’s extremely important to have an experienced Miami criminal defense lawyer on your side. Without the help of dependable legal counsel, you could lose your ability to live in the United States.

At the law offices of Ratzan & Faccidomo, LLC, we are committed to protecting the immigrant status of non-citizens accused of crimes in Florida.  Many immigrants don’t realize that even seemingly minor criminal acts can result in deportation. Contact an experienced Miami immigrant & non-citizen criminal lawyer today to learn more about how we can help to protect your ability to live and work in the United States.

Immigrants, Criminal Acts, and Deportation

Many different crimes can result in an immigrant’s deportation.  In many cases, the crimes that can lead to deportation are serious ones that involve violent actions.  However, many non-citizens fail to realize that certain DUI convictions or theft crimes can also result in deportation. Crimes that can lead to deportation include, but are not limited to, the following acts:

  • Murder;
  • Felony assault and battery;
  • Domestic violence crimes, including child abuse convictions;
  • Rape;
  • Drug convictions;
  • Firearm convictions;
  • DUIs that lead to another person’s injury;
  • Certain financial crimes, including money laundering, theft, and fraud; and
  • Crimes of “moral turpitude.”

The last category of crimes of moral turpitude can be a complicated one, and it’s best to seek advice from an lawyer. If you have been charged with a crime and don’t have a green card, it’s extremely important that you discuss your case with a Florida criminal defense lawyer. You may be facing serious penalties, including deportation.

Crimes of Moral Turpitude in Florida

What is a crime of moral turpitude?  This is a term that can be interpreted in complex and varied ways. In short, a crime of moral turpitude isn’t a specific crime that you’ll be charged with, but rather, it’s a large category that can hold many different types—and levels of severity—of criminal acts. In general, crimes of moral turpitude don’t have a clear-cut definition, but they’re typically considered crimes that reflect upon a person’s inability to conform to social rules of morality and ethics.

While many crimes like murder and rape seem like crimes that would clearly fall under the rubric of moral turpitude, acts involving fraud, theft, and general financial losses of more than $10,000 often are deemed crimes of moral turpitude in Florida and thus can be grounds for deportation.

Contact an Experienced Miami Immigrant & Non-Citizen Criminal Lawyer

Immigration matters can be extremely complex, and it’s essential to have experienced legal counsel to assist with your case.  In particular, non-citizens who have been accused of crimes can face very serious penalties in the case of a conviction, including deportation. Don’t risk losing your ability to live and work in the United States. Contact an experienced Miami immigrant criminal defense lawyer at the law offices of Ratzan & Faccidomo, LLC today.

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