What makes you convicted of a misdemeanor in terms of offer such as ACD, dismissed, sealed? (Marijuana)

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I am applying for deferred action for childhood arrivals and it states if I have ever been convicted of a significant misdemeanor or 3 or more misdemeanor offense. Now I have been arrested twice for marijuana both finger printed but both were ACD and sealed and dismissed I have dispotions for both. Am I still eligible for deferred action?

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  1. Philip Alan Eichorn

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    Answered . Any combination of criminal convictions and immigration law requires careful analysis by an immigration lawyer. Please retain counsel to get the best assessment of your case and DACA eligibility.

  2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

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    Answered . You might, however bring all the dismissal and adjudication documents to a practicing immigration attorney for a personal review to be sure.

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  3. Arkady Bukh

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    Answered . This is really a question for a NY immigration attorney so you might want to repost it over there. Have your paperwork together and discuss this with an attorney with immigration specialty.

  4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

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    Answered . Speak to an immigration attorney!


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  5. Richard C. Southard

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    Answered . Quite simply, an ACD is not a conviction of any kind.

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  6. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Meet with an immigration attorney ... there is no such thing as a 'sealed' criminal record. Also, ACD cases can still be viewed as convictions.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  7. Jeffrey Jose Estrella

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    Answered . Generally ACD is not a conviction if you complied with the terms and it is sealed. An immigration lawyer like those at my firm can tell you how it will affect your chances at DACA or other immigration relief.

    Hire an attorney today to protect your legal rights.

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