Denver, CO asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Colorado

Q: Can a person get deported if they have there green card and the person was charged with shoplifting about $20

of merchandise at Walmart. They were offered a $75 fine a class and 12 month open case without getting in any type of trouble then the case will close. If they do this can they still get deported?

If a case gets closed and a person only has to pay a fine and do a class does that also trigger deportation? This person is a current resident and has no record.

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Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: Technically, yes, as even that may require a plea of guilty to a CIMT (a Crime of Moral Turpitude). It is imperative to retain a local defense counsel to handle that case properly.

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