How can I not get deported for doing a misdeanmnor that happened years ago?

Asked over 1 year ago - Miami, FL

I may be getting deported because of a petty theft that happened wen I was in high school. I am legal but I am not a citizen . Can I get deported for a petty theft even though I got caught but didn't go to jail. In even though I have others who rely on me . N my daughter as well?? How can I stop this proceedings. Do I need documents stating who relies on me n the awards I have get from my jobs n accomplishments from schools n Etc's.

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . Generally, a petty theft falls within the "one petty offense" exception to deportation. Time for you to hire an experienced immigration attorney.

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  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . By hiring a competent and experienced immigration lawyer.

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  3. Jeffrey Adam Devore

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    Answered . Something does not seem correct here. Petty Theft in Florida is a misdemeanor and generally not a deportable offense unless you have other criminal convictions. You need to consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review your criminal and immigration histories. Only then can a determination be made.

    While this answer is provided by a Florida Bar Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law, it is for... more
  4. Obadan Unuigbojie Iziokhai

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    Answered . You need to consult with an immigration attorney to review the entire facts of your case and advise you accordingly.

  5. Simone Rosemarie Coley

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. You need to consult an experienced immigration attorney, and fast. Best wishes.

    Simone Coley, Bachand & Bachand; 855-422-2426. 189 State Street, Suite 100, Bridgeport, CT 06604.
  6. Anu Gupta

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    Answered . It depends on how the theft was classified when you were charged. You should talk with an attorney who can review your record and advice you.

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