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?
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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Meet with an immigration attorney ... there is no such thing as a 'sealed' criminal record. Also, ACD cases can still be viewed as convictions.
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Speak to an immigration attorney!
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Quite simply, an ACD is not a conviction of any kind.
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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.
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