A conviction for Grand Larceny is a felony and under immigration law, it could be considered an aggravated felony pursuant to 8 USC § 1101(a)(43)
, therefore a conviction for grand larceny can subject an individual to deportation. Further compounding immigration consequences is the fact that a conviction for grand larceny can also be considered a crime of moral turpitude. A crime involving moral turpitude has been vaguely defined as a depraved or immoral act, or a violation of the basic duties owed to fellow man, or recently as a “reprehensible act” with an intention of at least recklessness. Matter of Silva-Trevino, 24 I&N Dec. 687 (AG 2008)
. Therefore, a conviction of a grand larceny offense may subject an individual to deportation on this basis in addition to the crime being an aggravated felony. If you are concerned about the immigration consequences of a grand larceny offense, please consult with a Las Vegas attorney as soon as possible.