Hi. I was admitted to USA with an asylum status with my family. I'm 14 years old and recently got my green card approved and it's on its way for delivery. In September I got a ticket for shoplifting. I was taken to jail or arrested, I was released without a parent. My court date is scheduled for November 6. On October 28th I got charged for Aggravated motor Vehicle Theft and False reporting. I went to pre trial on October 29th. The judge put me in a program. I WILL NOT be going tO jail. f I complete this program I WONT be CONVICTED, my charges will be DISMISSED, and might be expunged. I'm wondering if I can be deported after completing this. And If I do get deported.. Does my family have to come too? I don't want to ruin it for them.
You need to take a copy of your criminal records to an experienced immigration attorney. A diversion program can help protect you from deportation as you will not be convicted of a crime. However, diversion programs can also be problematic depending upon whether you are required to admit what you did and the actual requirements imposed. In addition, your recent arrest for shoplifting may invalidate the diversion program. You need to take this very seriously as you can be deported if the matters are not properly handled.
You just asked this identical question and I told you to get a criminal defense attorney who is also familiar with immigration law. You have a court date set for next week and you need to act quickly. Now, you have added additional information which seems to mention that you were given diversion, which would have been good to add in your initial post. It is still in your best interest to talk with an immigration attorney about this.
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