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The problem is there is no clear definition of a CMT either by statute or case law. It generally referrs to conduct which is inherently base, vile, or depraved, contrary to the accepted rules of morality and the duties owed between persons or society in general. It has also been described as morally reprehensible acts or intrinsically wrong.
When deciding if a specific crime rises to the level of a CMT, the Immigration Judge will review the language of the statute, the elements of the offense, and the record of conviction.
If you are charged with a crime you feel may rise to this level, speak to an experienced New Jersey immigration attorney before accepting any plea offer. Make sure you are not solving your criminal case only to find yourself defending your right to stay in the U.S. in immigration proceedings.