Does DUI / reckless driving effect my Citizenship Filing? While both are misdemanuer...

Asked almost 2 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

Im green card holder with first time DUI trying to make it a reckless driving...

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  1. Curtis Frederic Pierce

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    Answered . You need to demonstrate good moral character, especially in the last 5 years. Also, you cannot be on probation during the application period. Probation must be terminated before you can apply for citizenship.

  2. Robert West

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    Answered . It can with probation.

  3. Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost

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    Answered . When did it happen? Is there a coniction? Please consult with a lawyer.

    Mary Carmen R. Madrid Crost can be reached at the: Madrid Crost Law Group - (888) 466-4478; e-mail: mc@... more
  4. Shokry G Abdelsayed

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    Answered . While both seem "harmless" as misdemeanors, make sure to get them reduced to a violation only. Make sure to obtain a certified disposition to be included with your application. I advice including a copy to send in with the application, and bringing an original to your interview. Since this is your first time offense, and depending on the final outcome, you should be able to demonstrate the required good moral character.

    Contact Shokry G. Abdelsayed, Esq. at 201-471-7989. Answers on AVVO do not constitute legal advice and do not form... more

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