Twice in three years, the person was arrested for theft and fined. For the first time in 2016 he was fined 8,000 kroner for stealing a mobile phone card. He also received warnings from immigration officials that he would be deported from Norway if he was arrested for further criminal offenses.
So in 2019 he was taken back. One Sunday, he recovered three sports equipment worth 19,000 kroner from outside a store. He immediately paid a fine of 5,000 kroner, but after this, despite protests, he was deported from Norway with a two-year entry ban.
He appealed against the verdict, but lost the case in both the District Court and the Court of Appeal. However, the Supreme Court has now ruled that the decision of the Immigration Appeals Board regarding deportation is invalid. The Supreme Court says both theft cases are less serious and not of a detrimental nature to society.
– A. There is no information that he was involved in organized thefts. First-voting judge Borgar Høgetveit Berg writes that he could not be considered part of a criminal case or involved in any other kind of socially harmful act.
He further writes that the person is in the process of establishing himself with a permanent job in Norway and that he has arranged a school space for his daughter, which also speaks out against the risk of recurrence in the future.
The Supreme Court also awarded NOK 328,000 total legal costs to that person.