I was arrested in NYC for a petty theft PL165,40 for $98, and a lawyer said he will be able to get an ACD with not guilty plea and the case will be dismissed and sealed after 6 months, will I have any problem to get my visa or to re enter to USA next year?
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This is an immigration question and i added that category. No one can say for certain what ICE will do even with a dismissal.
I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a substitution for a meeting whereas all potential legal issues can be discussed.
It could be an issue that will need to be addressed.
The immigration consequences of crimes depend on the exact language of the statute under which they are charged.
You need to retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, including the court disposition and the charging documents, in order to advise you, and handle the case.
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The not guilty plea is important, but this is really an immigration law question. I am changing the practice area to bring it to the attention of lawyers practicing in this area.
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