About Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude

Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude

Crimes involving moral turpitude carry with them consequences far beyond fines and/or imprisonment. They can very easily dismantle any prospects a person has for a successful career in any number of professions. Quite honestly, you may not even realize how far reaching the consequences are in your case.

First things first, however. You may be wondering, what is a crime of moral turpitude? A crime involving moral turpitude is one in which the conduct involved in the crime is contrary to the community's standards of justice, honesty, or good morals. The list of crimes that fall into this broad category is lengthy and include some of the big ones we're all familiar with. Among them are:

Arson
Blackmail
Burglary
Embezzlement
False pretenses
Forgery
Fraud
Larceny
Robbery
Abandonment
Adultery
Assault and battery
Bigamy
Prostitution

If you're facing a charge of a crime involving moral turpitude, you'll want an experienced attorney on your side. You'll want someone there to guide you through the criminal process from start to finish. It's rarely a simple process and the consequences are often greater than what the Code of Virginia provides for. Try getting into the military with a crime involving moral turpitude on your criminal record. Try working in any capacity involving money with a crime of larceny, forgery or embezzlement on your criminal record. Even if you manage to eek out a small victory in the form of no active incarceration, you may not realize how your future will be affected.

Do not take your fate in your own hands by attempting to defend yourself. Do something for yourself today. Call us before the process begins and your rights are compromised. Let us work toward a result that protects you today and into the foreseeable future. We certainly cannot guarantee results and make no promises with regard to an outcome in your matter, but we can promise to do all we can within the bounds of our legal system to see that justice is served.

Attorney Burroughs has tried hundreds of cases in his capacity as Assistant Public Defender for the City of Norfolk and would like to put his experience to work for you. Call today to set up an appointment with him today! He practices in the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth and is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For those of you being charged with a crime in another locality within the Commonwealth of Virginia, Attorney Burroughs has tried cases as far west as Marion, Virginia up to and including King and Queen County, Virginia.