I'm a permanent residency (GreenCard holder) in US. i got a DUI with fingerprints, overnight jail time all that process.
i was only under influenced of controlled substance. so my license was saved automatically. i hired a lawyer. he got my charge dismissed, and amended my charge to traffic ticket. i ever paid any fine for that DUI but the ticket. after i paid the fine for the traffic ticket i soon applied for US Army. at the background check, my dismissed DUI was shown on FBI background check. then they discharged me. now, i just wanna go back to China to see my family.
my question is :
Can i still come back to US? That DUI is my first charge ever. i don't have any previous criminal offense except the DUI.
If you were not convicted for the DUI but the charge was reduced to a traffic infraction, there should be no immigration consequences for you. If you are a legal permanent resident, a traffic citation or criminal infraction would not affect your immigration status. However, that does not mean you will not be stopped by Customs and Border Protection upon return to the United States. If you want to know the full scope of possible consequences, you should consult an immigration attorney.
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