I been in U.S for 11 years i had an green card the whole time I was convicted of credit card misuse f-5 i was senteced to 1 year probation i have never been in trouble in my life except few parking tickets
There is a good chance you may be in trouble, I am aware of an instance where a once legal immigrant got busted for drugs and had a child, but was not married and he was either deported or deported after he was convicted and will never be legally allowed back in the United States.
Depending on the level of your probation and if even if your are a permanent resident (and if I am correct your stated your green card has expired) you are have a major immigration problem, having committed a felony crime of moral turpitude, you may find yourself before an immigration judge and your legal status could be in jeapordy. You could lose the ability to renew your card and lose the possibility of applying for U.S. citizenship.
See if you can renew your green card on line, you will be asked about criminal convictions. I wouldn't lie. Get a good immigration lawyer. And for the sake of being able to live in a great country such as the United States, stop engaging in criminal activity. You got arrested and convicted for credit card fraud and can't believe the first time you did it that you got caught. You should consider yourself lucky if you get through this and are allowed to naturalize. Stay out of trouble and stay away from the police.
Go get a consultation with an immigration lawyer. You certainly need one. The story I mentioned above - this individual was convicted of a felony and one day he got snatched up - never to return. You have a problem on your hands.
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We need more information to determine if the offense is an aggravated felony or crime involving moral turpitude as well as your criminal history to determine if the offense is a deportable offense. For background information, please see my legal guides on the immigration consequences of criminal pleas and convictions. You should consult with an immigration attorney to get proper legal advice. That attorney does not need to be licensed in Ohio since immigration law is federal in nature.
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