A Conviction In Justin Bieber's Vandalism Case Could Get Him Deported After All
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.11.2014
Due to his work permit...
TMZ reports that Justin Bieber could be forced out of the United States after all if he's charged and convicted of vandalism for egging his neighbor's home.
Bieber is a Canadian citizen who is allowed to live in the US because of an O-1 Work Permit, given to foreigners with "extraordinary abilities". The permit is given to a lot of athletes and entertainers. Under the immigration law, if someone is convicted of a crime of "moral turpitude", then they can be ruled "inadmissible" to work in the US. "moral turpitude" includes crimes of "malicious destruction of property."
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department wants the district attorney to file felony vandalism charges because Bieber allegedly caused over $20,000 in damages. They also believe it was malicious because during the attack he yelled, "f*** you. I got another one for you actually." However, even if misdemeanor charges are filed, it could hurt Bieber when he tries to reapply for his 0-1 Permit two years from now. Moral turpitude applies to either a misdemeanor or a felony.