nonimmigrant F1 .
MM possession of drugs ohio 2012
following my attorney's advise I plead guilty and started a diversion
one week later I realized that this was a mistake by my criminal att so I contacted an immigration att. and he had my criminal att. withdraw the plea
An oral motion to withdraw the plea was made by my criminal att. and granted by the judge, so I exited the program
2 months later the case was dismissed on motion of state. I didn't have to plea to anything. there was no trial or diversion but the case was just dismissed on motion of state.
however the fact the I'd entered diversion and withdrew the plea after it started are on the docket and disposition (didnt complete/violate program)
is this a conviction immigration, chances of getting a visa
Possibly. Did you admit to the essential elements of the crime when originally taking the diversion program? This is complicated and I would suggest hiring an attorney . Also, did the Judge warn you the consequences of taking your plea/ diversion? In Ohio, the judge is required to
An MM drug possession usually means the drug in question was marijuana. It also means a very small amount of marijuana. A foreign national cannot be removed or subject to mandatory detention for having been convicted of possession of marijuana of less than 30 g. So long as you don't get another, you should be in decent shape.
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