Crimes of Moral Turpitude (Immigration) Law and Legal Definition
According to 8 USCS § 1227 [Title 8. Aliens and Nationality; Chapter 12. Immigration and Nationality; Immigration; Inspection, Apprehension, Examination, Exclusion, and Removal], "Crimes of moral turpitude" means "any alien who
(I) is convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude committed within five years (or 10 years in the case of an alien provided lawful permanent resident status under section 245(j) [8 USCS § 1255(j)]) after the date of admission, and
(II) is convicted of a crime for which a sentence of one year or longer may be imposed, is deportable."