Is aggravated stalking plead down to a misdemeanor considered “moral turpitude?

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Is aggravated stalking plead down to a misdemeanor considered “moral turpitude?

In GA.

Asked on February 17, 2011 under Criminal Law, Georgia

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Why are you asking specifically?  Does it have to do with voting rights?  It is my understanding that Georgia does not define "moral turpitude" as other states have.  In 1983, the State Attorney General admitted that the State could not come up with a specific working definition of "moral turpitude" and guessed that any such definition might be linked to current (and constantly changing) public opinion. He then suggested that the Board broadly define "moral turpitude" and consider all felonies crimes of moral turpitude for purposes of granting clemency and restoring civil rights to felons.  So with a misdemeanor you seem to be "safe."  Check with your attorney to be sure.


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