Question about Charge of Theft and Immigration, I was arrested for charge of theft but case was dismissed after I took class

Asked over 1 year ago - Chicago, IL

This is how much final court disposition looks.
**Bond Set**
**Continuance by Order of Court**
**Case Advanced**
**Motion DEFT - Continuance - MD to Attend Theft DET PROG**
**DEF Demand for Trial**
**NOLLE PROSQUI
D COMP THEFT DET PROG

So this is how it looks, I checked with lawyer he mentioned no issues at all as it was nolle proesui however how immigration takes it?
Is there any way immigration takes this as conviction , I did not plea or anything just took class and this is how my court disposition looks.
If I travel to my country and come back what can I expect? Is there any chance they wont let me in back and consider this conviction?

I am an LPR and worried alot about it and need some guidance.

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Immigration takes it badly but you qualify under the petty offense exception.

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  2. Alan James Brinkmeier

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    Answered . no issues at all

  3. Steven Andrew Kozicki

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    Answered . I do these all the time and it is as good as a "not guilty" finding. You have to handle it properly in your immigration application and interview, or else you could muck it up. If I can be of assistance let me know. I also note that a couple of other lawyers have told you immigration takes this badly. You are in Chicago and I know that you went through the Theft deterrent school and had your case dismissed without admitting the facts alleged. I have had many similar cases in my practice, in Chicago,, including felony retail thefts, where the individual received a Green card, adjusted status to citizenship, or have traveled out if the country and back without trouble. The attorney that told you to bring a copy of your disposition with you to show POE that the case was dismissed gave you good advice. Do that and you will be fine

  4. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . I agree with Attorney Segal.

    Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.... more
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