Without any delay select an experienced criminal counsel licensed to practice in your state to lessen the pending criminal case's effect on your lawful status in the United States. It goes without saying that you must have an immigration counsel as well.
No matter how many times you phrase the same issue in a different way, the issue remains the same: several charges are warranted in the above situation. Here is what you are doing, you are attempting to find internal rationale to possibly committed crimes, when you have to find a good attorney.
Your described very triable issues as the state will have to show beyond the reasonable doubt that your were operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or substances. I think retention of the competent defense counsel is required to present all issues with the case correctly.
As well explained by prior counsels, several federal circuits have interpreted that above charge differently, secondly, the statutory interpretation of the crime of violence hinges on each independent case as it has unique factors that may constitute violence.
However, it is imperative that you rely on an experienced immigration counsel to present your matter in the most favorable light for that purpose, as the decision does not depend on Avvo consensus but on your counsel's careful...
I appreciate your humble financial station; however, you are facing one of the most serious traffic offences that have a lifetime effect on your driving privileges and employment prospects.
You are rightfully concerned with driving eligibility after your court ordeal, however, to advise you in one single Avvo paragraph on such a complex legal matter would be inappropriate and even cavalier. I suggest retaining a professional to handle your DUI Illinois case.
In my opinion, the matter of filing separately or jointly lies exclusively with the married couple and has no bearing on the nature of your relationship. You seem to comply with all requirements to the best of your ability. I do not see any arising issue with that situation as long as you have other proofs of your bona fide relationship.
You need to ask for clarification of that statement from the counsel of record who prepares your application for that country.
In terms of the criminal history in the United States, assuming that was the only criminal episode on your record, if the question is "have you ever been convicted" , the legal answer is clearly NO.
Now, pay attention, if the legal answer is worded in a broader format, such as " have you ever been arrested, charged, cited, prosecuted etc. with any offense that did...