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Crime of Moral Turpitude (CMT) Definition

A crime of moral turpitude (CMT) is a crime that is committed recklessly or with evil intent, and that shocks the public conscience because it is inherently base, vile, depraved, or contrary to rules of morality between people. Some examples include fraud, theft, aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, perjury, retail fraud, murder, and kidnapping.

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