My friend want to adjust his status through marriage to a US Citizen, but about 10 years ago in GA, 3 police officers arrested him when he allowed them to use his bathroom because they found Lipitor, but he my friend couldn't produce a prescription. He didn't know Georgia or anybody to call, so he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Will he have a problem when answering the question about being arrested, and does he have to provide any evidence by going to Georgia and getting documentation about the arrest?
He needs to obtain a certified disposition for the arrest and meet with an immigration attorney to be sure it will not cause a problem for his case.
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Should not be an impediment to adjust his case through marriage to a USC. However, friend needs to immediately go to the court and obtain a certified final disposition of the arrest and bring it to an immigration lawyer to analyze and make sure it will not cause any problems with his adjustment plans.
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Without knowing what the Georgia statute says I cannot comment. I suggest that you re-post your question on the Georgia Avvo page.
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