Theft crimes can be considered a crime of moral turpitude, which can subject you to deportation. You should meet with an immigration attorney to discuss the potential consequences of a plea deal, which is preferably before accepting the plea deal.
Although I cannot tell for sure from your post, it appears that this is a VERY complicated real estate and/or probate issues. You need to discuss the matter in a consultation with an attorney. I am in Colorado Springs, and also handle cases in Pueblo. Please let me know if you need help:
There is no requirement in Colorado (unlike most other states) that the landlord keep the property for a set amount of time. In fact, when a tenant is evicted, the landlord can set the property out on the curb. This could be a more complicated answer depending on your circumstances, so I would discuss it with an attorney.
You should not be liable for the previous tenant's utilities unless, for some reason, that was in your contract (which I would highly doubt). You probably had several legal options prior to paying the bill. However, considering that the amount is only $12, I believe you were smart to just pay it and move on. Had you refused to pay it, and had the water been shut off as a result, that could have been a significant violation on the part of the landlord both of the lease and Colorado law. The...
To truly answer this question, we need to know what kind of "petition" you filed. As a general (and very important) rule, you should NEVER, EVER leave the U.S. while a petition is pending without talking with an immigration attorney first, as doing so could cause your petition to be abandoned, and could have very negative future consequences on your ability to re-enter. However, depending on the situation, you may be able to qualify for advanced parole, which is special permission from the U....
Non-family member sponsor usually means you want to use an employer as a sponsor. Employment-based immigration can be very complicated, and you obviously must have an employer ready and willing to hire you and committed to sponsor you through the immigration process. I would highly suggest that you discuss your case with an immigration attorney before proceeding. Good luck!