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Greencard and N-400 question.

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I recently got into a verbal argument with my girlfriend and she wanted me to leave the apartment but I refused. She called the police and they came and told me to leave and cool off and address the matter later. They did not arrest me and they said I would not be charged with anything but a police report was made of the incident. Can this affect my green card status or have any affect when I apply for citizenship down the road?

Attorney Answers 4

  1. No. The "good moral character" determination is based on convictions and imprisonment for crimes.

  2. If they didn't arrest you, then you should be fine.

  3. You should not have a problem with your application for Naturalization for this.

  4. Don't worry. Without an arrest, detention or pleading guilty to elements of a crime you should be fine.

    This advice does not form an attorney-client relationship and is merely informative. It should not by itself be relied upon to address a legal concern.

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