I was arrested for class A misdemeanor. It was midnight firstly police took me to police station and then police transfered me to a facility where they took my picture and finger prints. And put me in jail, I was told that they have to forward my fingerprints and get clearance to release me. I was released in 2-3 hours. So it was not a time sentence in jail or anything like that, so should I answer yes or no to above question.
Hello, I agree with my colleagues that you must answer yes. Luckily I have written a blog post on the topic of naturalization and the types of things that are screened when you apply for it. You can find it here: http://www.swagatusa.com/archives/776
Dhenu Savla, Esq.
That's an easy one. The answer is yes. My colleagues are correct. I would add also that failure to disclose that arrest would be a misrepresentation that would get you in trouble. So: disclose it and suffer no ill consequences, or fail to disclose it, and risk a finding of misrepresentation (since they will find evidence of the arrest after they fingerprint you).
Moreover, I wouldn't try to file that N-400 on my own, if you had a question about such a basic issue. Your citizenship is an insurance policy on the life you've built in the US. Do it right and get a lawyer to help you.
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