Anytime you are providing information to the US government, it is imperative that you answer every request for information truthfully.
If the information you submitted before you sought counsel was not factually correct, you need to seek assistance from an attorney to correct the matter as soon as possible.
I would not think so, but it could be tricky because it was originally charged as a theft. There is no listing of what are CIMT's, but you can generally look at what are not CIMT's.
A crime involves moral turpitude if it has as an element fraud or other dishonest intent, such as the intent to permanently deprive a rightful owner of her property. Other offenses are CIMTs because they violate clearly established social norms, for example, child molestation or assault with a deadly weapon. An...
I see you are in Texas. In the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals even people convicted of "aggravated felonies" can apply for a 212(h) waiver under very finite and certain circumstances.
I suggest you contact a good immigration attorney.
To answer, it may take a little while longer to determine, but you can file a G639 Freedom of Information Act request to get a copy of her entire file with a form G 639. See the link
I suggest, as my colleagues have, that if you have previous applications - seek an attorney before filing anything else.
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization will certified lawyers with extensive training and who pass an exam in Criminal Appellate Law. I suggest you start there.
I also suggest you follow the advice of my colleagues who have discussed the time sensitive nature of the process and the expense. There are clear time lines.
It is up to the judge, but every county is different. Dallas County has standardized bond amounts for the level of the offense however.
Not only do I suggest you seek counsel, but you can make arrangements with a bonding company now, so that when the warrant is served (it sounds like it is coming), they will have the bond prepared - so you spend as little time in the jail as possible.
She can still petition for you. This is preferred as a visa is immediately available for you and there are no numerical limits. In addition, there are new provisions which reduces the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouse, children and parents), who are in the process of obtaining visas to become lawful permanent residents of the United States under certain circumstances.
They will most often contact your friend for an interview. At that interview, it will likely be recorded. Be aware that any incriminating statements made at that time will be used later. If the total amount is over $1,500, it will probably be a felony in Texas.
The time is attenuated between your prior burglary of a building, which is the main barrier to probation - as my colleague stated - you will need an agreed reccomendation from the DA. Getting probation may not be that difficult as you have not had any issues in 5 years, but the two previous POM will be a challenge for your attorney. Make sure if you work, you are in school, go to church, etc. ; your attorney will need documentaion on this.
Mr. Mitchell is corect in stressing the...