Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 21.24 (A)

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(A)  Deportability.  A drug trafficking conviction triggers deportation as a controlled substances offense, aggravated felony, and crime of moral turpitude.  Because the conviction is for an aggravated felony, there is little chance of obtaining relief in immigration court.[211]  An expungement will not work to avoid deportation for a drug trafficking conviction.[212]

[211] See § 21.16, supra.

[212] See § 21.36, infra.