My husband was arrested for a small amount of marijuana. He has completed a pre trail Intervention program. He does not have his

Asked over 1 year ago - Brooklyn, NY

Green card cand he face deportation if he applies for legal residency?

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  1. Igor Grichanik

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    Answered . Is he stil being prosecuted on the marijuana charges? Were the charges dismissed?

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  2. Jeffrey Jose Estrella

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    Answered . Most drug offenses do render non-citizens deportable under the INA but there is an exception for petty offenses, including a small single offense of possession of marijuana. Depending on the disposition of the case after court NOT what he was arrested for, will affect his future in this country. Call an experienced international immigration and criminal lawyer to handle the case.

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  3. Michael Douglas Shafer

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    Answered . He could be. Contact an immigration attorney with your specifics.

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