5 Common Types of Deportable Crimes

Whether you are a legal immigrant who has lived in the United States for many years or in this country illegally but have a well-established life, getting convicted of a certain crime can lead to deportation. Although there are several main types of deportable crimes, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has prioritized deporting immigrants convicted of even relatively insignificant offenses. 

The following are the most common crimes that result in deportation: 

  • Crimes of moral turpitude (CMTs) – Although the U.S. immigration law does not clearly define exactly what a CMT is, this type of crime involves antisocial behavior that harms others or society as a whole. Common types of crimes include burglary, grand theft auto, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and felony DUI. 

  • Aggravated felonies – Certain felonies are deportable. Common examples include murder, rape, child sex crimes, fraud crimes involving $10,000 in losses, theft crimes punishable by over one-year imprisonment. 

  • Drug crimes – Both misdemeanor and felony drug offenses can result in deportation upon conviction. Common drug offenses include simple possession, possession with intent, drug sale or distribution, drug trafficking, or drug manufacturing. 

  • Weapon charges – Getting convicted of illegally using, possessing, carrying, buying, selling, or exchanging firearms or destructive devices will lead to deportation. 

  • Domestic violence – One conviction of a domestic-violence related offense is deportable. Common types of domestic violence offenses include domestic assault, child abuse, and violation of a protective order. 

If you or a loved one is facing deportation after getting arrested in Bryan or College Station, TX, our legal team at Rodriguez & Gimbert, P.L.L.C. is ready to help you avoid conviction or deportation. If you are experience issues, our firm also offers experienced immigration services. 

Contact us today at (979) 559-3599 to discuss your case with our legal team.