First Offense Ever. Immigration problem ?
This is not something that can be easily answered in this forum, and we don't have enough information to do so. You need to consult with an Immigration attorney in your area, and bring the final disposition of your criminal charges so that an assessment can be done of the Immigration consequences. Good luck.
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Whether there is an immigration problem depends primarily on your status. If you have no status it may be a problem even with no conviction. If you are in the US legally, it can be a problem if you travel outside the United States. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
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The immigration consequences of convictions depend on the exact language of the statute under which the conviction took place.
You need to retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, including the court disposition and the charging documents, in order to advise you, and handle the case.
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Cases are mixed. It is probably CIMT. You may want to get an attorney opinion letter that it's a petty crime and qualifies for an exemption.
Be careful. Future CIMTs could make you inadmissible.
Dhenu Savla, Esq.
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It will depend on the actual charges. Any attorney would need to see the the court record to give you a reliable answer.
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