- Controlled Substance Offense (unless single offense of simple possession of 30g or less of marijuana)
- Crime Involving Moral Turpitude (unless single CIMT and the offense is not punishable > 1 year (e.g., in New York, not a felony) + does not involve a prison sentence > 6 months)
- 2 or more offenses of any type + aggregate prison sentence of 5 years
- 2 gambling offenses
- Confinement to a jail for an aggregate period of 180 days
Conviction or admission of such offenses bars a finding of good moral character for up to 5 years. One requirement for naturalization is that the applicant must have a good moral character. Aggravated felony conviction on or after Nov. 29, 1990 (and murder conviction at any time) permanently bars a finding of good moral character and thus citizenship eligibility.