Many criminal offenses can deny a person entry into the United States, including murder, rape, child abuse, aggravated assault or multiple misdemeanor convictions, states the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Entrance is denied for any drug-related conviction.Continue Reading
Travelers may be able to get a waiver of an entrance denial if the crime was committed years ago. The applicant may petition her embassy in order to expunge the offense or gain a waiver from The Office of Consular Affairs, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. In general, any crime that is committed maliciously or hurts others either directly or indirectly may warrant the denial of entrance into the country.
The serious crimes against persons mentioned above are considered "crimes of moral turpitude" and may deny entrance to an applicant, according to Nolo. Minor offenses, such as conviction for driving under the influence or while intoxicated, may not deny an applicant entrance, but multiple convictions of the minor violation may do so. Crimes of Moral Turpitude can be classified as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending upon the discretion and laws of the state or municipality charging the individual. Nolo recommends consulting an attorney with any questions on specific circumstances regarding immigration.Learn more about Crime
As of 2015, offenses for which several law enforcement agencies in the Detroit area seek fugitives who are considered their "most wanted" include drug trafficking, rape and escaping from prison. The agencies include the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Detroit offices of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S. Marshals Service.Full Answer >
Misdemeanor offenses include assault, theft, trespassing, vandalism and disorderly conduct. Misdemeanors carry punishment of fines and, in some cases, jail time. Misdemeanors may also be resolved with treatment programs, community service or probation.Full Answer >
Criminal records can be expunged by first determining if the record is eligible for expungement and completing the necessary paperwork, according to Nolo. If a criminal record can be expunged, the individual may not need the help of an attorney. A fee often must be paid for record expungement.Full Answer >
According to the state of North Carolina, Class F felonies include: kidnapping children, involuntary manslaughter, human trafficking of adults, rebellion against the state, second degree sexual exploitation of a child, indecent liberties with a child, the prostituting of a minor, and assault on an executive, legislative or court officer. Class F felonies carry a penalty of 10 to 49 months in jail, according to Chowan County.Full Answer >