Charged wit petit larceny- dropped to disorderly conduct. After 5 years to prove good moral character, is citizenship possible

Asked 10 months ago - Nanuet, NY

Hello, I was charged for petit larceny then it was dropped to disorderly conduct. After I wait for 5 years to prove good moral character, do you think I will have an issue with citizenship?

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  1. John M. Cromwell

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    Answered . Yes

  2. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . Consult an immigration lawyer.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  3. Stephen Charles Cooper

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    Answered . Yes you have an issue but not one that cannot be overcome. If your immigration attorney desires, an attorney can move to vacate your plea and replace it with an ACD or dismissal, providing your original counsel failed to advise you of immigration consequences.

  4. James Donald Garrett

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    Answered . You should speak to an immigration attorney. I've changed the topic of your question. You should receive some relevant responses.

    Responding to questions on AVVO does not establish an attorney-client relationship between the questioner and any... more

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