DOES IMMIGRATION GO BY ARREST RECORD OR WHAT U WHERE CONVICTED OF

Asked about 2 years ago - Greenville, SC

MYARREST RECORD SAYS I WAS ARRESTED FOR SALES OF MARRIGUANA AND ALSO SAYS I HAD 40 GRAMS THEY WHERE BOTH FALSE AND WHEN I WENT TO COURT I WAS COVICTED OF SIMPLE POSSESION CHARGE

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . I agree

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . In immigration matters it is your actual conviction, and NOT your arrest record which counts.

    Go to the court's clerk office to request your case's Final Disposition Document. Tell them you need it for immigration purposes.

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

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    Answered . Immigration is primarily concerned with the convictions, however the factual background giving rise to the conviction can be relevant in some cases. If you have already resolved the criminal case and are only now worrying about the immigration consequences - you should consult with an immigration attorney as soon as possible because the criminal disposition should have (to the extend possible) been made with immigration consequences in mind. Good luck!

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  4. Dale Martin Savage

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    Answered . Your immigration status will come into play based upon your sentence at conviction. Even though you may have pled guilty to a misdemeanor in state court the federal system will consider it a felony if your sentence was one year or longer. Additionally, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that you should have been advised of the consequences a guilty plea would have on your immigration status so you should check to see if that took place.

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