Justin is currently being investigated for allegedly throwing eggs at his neighbor’s house on Jan. 9, and if he’s charged it will be for a felony — so will that send him back to Canada?
Justin Bieber could be in deep trouble. When police showed up to search his home on Jan. 14, they took his cellphone and security video footage to try to connect him to the egging of his neighbor’s house. The neighbor claims that the egging caused $20,000 worth of damage to his home, which would make the crime a felony. HollywoodLife.com spoke to two different lawyers who revealed just what could happen to the 19-year-old if he’s found guilty.
Will Justin Bieber Be Deported?
Currently, Justin is living in US on an O-1 visa, given to people with “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics,” according to U.S. visa policy.
“Any non-U.S. citizen could be ordered deported for crimes involving moral turpitude that are committed on U.S. soil, this includes temporary visa holders regardless of the type of visa they possess,” Immigration attorney Michael Wildes told HollywoodLife.com. “A crime involving moral turpitude, is one that usually requires a criminal intent, although intent alone doesn’t define the crime. Typically, it is a crime that shocks the conscience of a state, local or federal prosecutor.”
So, if it’s just the egg-throwing incident, that wouldn’t force the Biebs to get shipped out?
“From what I can tell, this act alone would not be place Mr. Bieber in removal proceedings,” he added. However, it’s not just the egging.
Justin Bieber ‘Should Be Cautious’
“While Justin Beiber will not be deported for the egg-throwing incident alone, he should be cautious of his mounting legal troubles, and especially, if the matter is elevated to assault and battery charges,” Los Angeles attorney Mychal Wilson told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “Along with this felony vandalism investigation, he has faced assault allegations in the past.”
Justin was accused of Graffiti vandalism in Australia in November 2013, and vandalizing a hotel in Rio de Janeiro before that!
“If Justin Beiber wants to eventually become a permanent U.S. resident (with a Green Card), then his legal troubles may provide grounds of inadmissibility that could potentially cause him to be ineligible to become a permanent resident,” Mychal added.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers. Do you think Justin will be deported?
— Emily Longeretta, reporting by Eric Ray