The Ninth Circuit has determined that a California conviction for fleeing from a police officer is not a crime involving moral turpitude.  This statute, which requires a defendant to act with “willful or wanton disregard,” can be violated by fleeing a police officer while committing “three or more violations that are assigned a traffic violation point count under Section 12810.”  In other words, a person can violate this statute by fleeing a police officer and committing three traffic violations, such as knowingly driving on a suspended license that was revoked because of prior negligent driving.  This conduct, the court concluded, does not entail "a substantial, actual risk of imminent death to another person."  The court further concluded that the statute was not divisible, and as such, never qualifies as a crime involving moral turpitude.

The full text of Ramirez-Contreras v. Sessions can be found here: