Recently, the crime of conspiracy has been at the forefront of removal proceedings in the field of immigration law. While the charge itself can be highly manageable with a competent criminal defense attorney, the issue of deportation and incarceration have made the issue far more complex. To discuss this matter in greater detail, we spoke to several of the top criminal defense lawyers in the state of Michigan.
Scott Grabel is the founder of Grabel and Associates and created what is considered by many the top criminal defense firm across the state of Michigan. Grabel spoke on the topic when he said, “When dealing with immigration issues in the field of criminal law, we always must look to see if the crime itself is one of moral turpitude. With conspiracy, if the underlying charge is a crime of moral turpitude the conspiracy charge is as well. The offer of a probationary sentence can trigger removal if that is the case.”
Megan Smith is an Associate for Grabel and Associates and Tanis Schultz. Smith is known as a top criminal defense lawyer in Kent County and added her insight to this topic. Smith stated, “Another thing we must examine is these scenarios is if we have an aggravated felony. With this crime, we must see what the principal crime is to provide proper guidance to our client.”