Bernard P WolfsdorfImmigration Attorney
Negligent driving. Unless it was reckless driving and people were hurt, most likely is not a crime involving moral turpitude. As for theft, that is a moral turpitude offense that could make you ineligible unless you qualify for the petty offense exception. A crime involving moral turpitude is considered a "petty offense" if: the maximum penalty that you could have received for committing the offense is exactly one year or less, and you personally were sentenced to no more than six months of imprisonment, regardless of the amount of time you actually served. If inadmissible, you might want to have your spouse apply and you may qualify for a waiver based on extreme hardship to her.