Will I lose my TN work visa by enrolling in drug diversion program?

Asked 10 months ago - San Jose, CA

I have a TN work visa and I am charged with CA Health and Safety Code 11550. If my Criminal Defense lawyer can help me to enroll in the 18-month PC 1000 diversion program and my visa is not expiring within the period, will I have any chance to lose my work visa? Can I still leave the country during the 18 months?

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  1. Mario Steven Zapata

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    Answered . Just like you retained a criminal attorney to review/analyze your criminal matter, and represent you before the court, you too should retain an attorney to answer the questions you are asking. I definitely will not recommend you travel outside the country as you are talking about a controlled substance crime. Get a copy of your criminal disposition, and seek paid help. For contacts to local immigration attorneys, I suggest going to www.aila.org.

    Good luck!

    Legal disclaimer: (714) 479-1000 Mr. Zapata's response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts... more
  2. Neil F. Lewis

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    Answered . Hey buddy! What effect state law has on your immigration future can be best answered by an immigration lawyer familiar with California law. No one else will know.

    I am a pretty smart guy, but I do not know everything. My answers here come from the knowledge I carry around in... more
  3. Harry Asatrian

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    Answered . You definitely need the assistance of an immigration attorney who knows both criminal and immigration law.

    This is not legal advise and should not be construed as such by anyone.

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