A NJ Shoplifting or Theft Charge Will Impact Your Immigration Status
Helping Shoplifters Get Not Guilty Verdicts
If you are a visitor, legal or illegal alien, visa holder, permanent resident, a
conviction for shoplifting or theft may mean the revocation of your status and
or deportation. This rule even applies for permanent residents (green card
holders) and all visa holders including B1, F1, H1, H2, J1, J2, etc. Unlike
other crimes a Shoplifting or Theft Conviction is considered for immigration
purposes one of the worst crimes even though it is nonviolent in nature.
Although any crime for any immigration purposes can lead to deportation
Shoplifting and Theft crimes are even more likely to lead to deportation and
removal. This is because it violates not just the crime exception but it is also
classified as one of the few crimes classified by USCIS as a crime involving
bad moral turpitude (CIMT or CMT). Crimes of CMT are generally violent
crimes, but the US government determined that shoplifting and theft even
though non violent in nature, is still a trait of bad moral character that we don't
want present in this country. Thus, a conviction for CMT crimes including
shoplifting, theft, murder, rape and domestic violence must be avoided at all
costs. If this is not avoided and you get convicted you face the possibility of
revocation of your status which can mean jail and deportation. We Can Help
by attempting to reduce or downgrade or win the charges filed against you.
The latest statistics tell you why you must do your best to avoid a conviction:
In the United States approximately 2.2 million people are currently in jail or are
being held in immigration deportation centers. According to the latest available
statistics from (ICE) the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office for Fiscal
Year 2016 show that ICE conducted a total of 240,255 removals. For 2018 that
number jumped to 256,000. It was reported by the Washington Post that 145,262 of
those deported were convicted criminals, 22,796 had criminal charges pending
against them, 5,872 were reported as known or suspected gang members, and 42
were believed to be terrorists. Since 2008 and this was before the new Trump
Administration deportations have increased approximately 2% per year with
criminals now making up the vast majority of deported individuals. The Trump
administration has vowed to deport all convicted criminals. Shoplifting was one of
the few crimes prior to the Trump Administration that previous administrations
considered CIMT crimes issued deportations orders and removed violators. With
the more aggressive Trump Administration these removals and deportations have
increased. Thus, subjecting anyone convicted of shoplifting to jail, removal - and
According to the ACLU almost 60% of the deported criminals only had a
misdemeanor conviction or arrest, 40% had a felony arrest or conviction.
Hiring Attorney Aalsberg for your shoplifting case may mean the difference
between being deported, or staying in this country. If you are reading this
page you probably have already spent thousands of dollars to come and
move to America. You need the Best Shoplifting Lawyer not a cheap
shoplifting lawyer. Don't try to save a few thousand dollars on a "cheaper
lawyer" you need the best lawyer because even if the judge does not put you in
jail the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may, and
then deport you. You need the best protection. Very few lawyers have the
experience and knowledge that Attorney Aalsberg has to get you the best
result. Why you may ask? Because Attorney Aalsberg is both a Criminal and
Immigration lawyer, if your attorney does not know both areas of law you risk
getting what may be a good result for your criminal case but a bad result for
your immigration case namely deportation or removal. You need a lawyer who
can craft a defense for your case which will protect you for both areas because
forced removal and deportation can be a worse consequence then the actual
shoplifting or theft crime you may be charged with.
Attorney Aalsberg's 98%* Success Rate for Shoplifting and Theft Charges
means that we may be able to keep your wish to stay in the United States, out
of jail and in status. However, you must remember that just because Attorney
Aalsberg has a 98% success rate this is not a guarantee that you will win, but
it is at least good to know your dealing with success. Take the first step for
success and setup the free in office consultation at 1-800-9-RIGHTS. The in
office consultation is free. But the results and piece of mind knowing your
protected by Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq. may be priceless to your future.
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*98% Success Rate is based on past NJ Shoplifting cases and is not a guarantee of future results. Each Shoplifting charge presents a unique fact pattern and circumstances because of this
past performance is not indicative of future performance. Note even an arrest may result in deportation or removal without a conviction but it is less likely to cause said removal or deportation..
See: 27 I&N Dec. 207 (BIA 2018) An Immigration Judge should consider the nature and circumstances of the alien's criminal activity, including any arrests and convictions, to determine if the
alien is a danger to the community, family and community ties generally do not mitigate an alien's dangerousness. Photo of Prisoner Courtesy of ICE
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