Citizenship without waiting 5 years for good moral character after disorderly conduct violation charge.

Asked about 1 year ago - Nyack, NY

As I have disorderly conduct violation in 2009, should I apply for citizenship without waiting 5 years to prove good moral character? Will I be automatically denied?

Attorney answers (4)

  1. Dean P Murray

    Contributor Level 18


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . You should be fine. However, it won't hurt to review your specific circumstances with a lawyer.

    IMPORTANT: Mr. Murray's response is NOT legal advice and does NOT create an attorney-client relationship. You... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor, and as such not a big deal at all. Just have the certified copy of your case's final disposition document from the court and bring it to your citizenship interview. You will be okay. If filled out correctly, and You otherwise qualify, your application for naturalization will be granted.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. Steven Tanijo


    Contributor Level 11


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . It will not be automatically denied. If you have completed all the sentencing and your case is closed then you should have a good chance of getting your citizenship. I would hire an attorney to go over your case and then attend the interview with you to increase your success.

  4. John Grayson Davidson


    Contributor Level 17


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . I think you'll be fine. Follow Mr. Behar's advice.

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