Theft crimes have created problems for people since the creation of what we call society today. Theft has been an issue for the world as long as we have understood what it means to have a right of ownership to something. Theft of food or horses was something that concerned people thousands of years ago, and theft of things today continues to be a worry and burden on us all. In our modern age, theft takes many forms, but regardless of what it is that is taken, it is something that can lead to an arrest and lifetime consequences.
New Jersey takes theft crimes incredibly seriously, and the Legislature has been at the forefront of lawmaking in new areas like identity theft, phishing scams, and email extortion. New Jersey also has some of the strongest laws in the nation regarding shoplifting. Together, the theft laws in New Jersey provide ample opportunity for people to get in trouble.
Importantly, theft crimes have consistently been found by the United States Immigration Courts to be serious crimes. Convictions for theft-related offenses in New Jersey are almost universally found to be Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT). CIMT convictions cause immigrants to be deportable from the United States. Legal residents, student visa holders and those with work visas need to understand the possible deportation consequences that they face if they are convicted of a theft crime.
William Quirk has worked for years to help those charged with theft crimes avoid major consequences. He has consulted with hundreds of immigrants facing an uncertain future due to theft arrests and has helped many of them avoid the horrors of the immigration court process by negotiating resolutions that satisfy the prosecution while protecting the defendant. If you have been arrested for a theft-related crime, you need someone like William on your side. His experience in dealing with these matters can help you navigate these difficult issues that arise when you are arrested.