caught by the trap, gave blue paper (citation) saying I had to appear in the court, so I did with my lawyer. I was sentenced to finish 24 hr community service, 6 month probation and show up again. I did everything. Appeared & judge looked all of the papers said "good job", case has been sealed/expunged!! Now, I have been permanent resident since Jan, 2010. Applying for citizenship based on marriage & help in following "yes" or "no" questions. Q-16. Have you ever been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement officer (including USCIS or former INS and military officers) for any reason?
Q-17 Have you ever been charged with committing any crime or offense?
Q-18 Have you ever been convicted of a crime or offense?
Please help me what do answer. Everything Is ready but these questn
You must answer "yes" to each of these questions. The good news is that they occurred more than 5 years ago, and you only have to demonstrate "good moral character" for the past 5 years.
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I agree with Mr. Behar. Those who have convictions during the period of good moral character may be denied as a matter of discretion. I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who works with that district office that will provide your naturalization examination. Good luck.
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