My friend in USA is on Green Card. He was charged with Shoplifting 2C :20-11B (2). He appeared in the court . He plead not guilty to this shoplifting thing. Instead it was downgraded and he plead guilty to Disorderly Conduct. (342-3) . He paid whatever fine at that and thats all. This is his only offense.
What are the Immigration issues he may come across when gets back to USA?
Is he okay to travel outside the USA and come back. He has already obtained Certified Court Diposition letter. Will he be denied entry or anything like that at Immigration ?
Any pointers are highly appreciated.
Usually disorderly conduct is not a crime involving moral turpitude. Bring a certified copy of the disposition.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
if the disorderly is his only conviction, he should be ok. if and when in doubt, obtain all certificates of disposition and schedule a consultation with an attorney
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He should be readmitted based on that conviction, though he should have the original with him. He really should set up a consultation with an immigration lawyer before leaving so he understands all the possibilities of his situation.
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