I've completed all that was required from and a received a "Certificate of Disposition" and a "Notice of Completion". What does this mean, PG 110-155.30? I am now applying to become a US citizen and I have to fill out the application. What should I write when the question is "why were you arrested, cited, detained, or charged?" Can I just write PG 110-155.30? Also, is this a misdemeanor charge and does is stay in my record forever? Please advise.
155.30 is a NY penal code statute which is grand larceny in the fourth degree a class E felony. The 110 prefix indicates that the charge is an attempt. An attempt of this charge reduces the classification by one which would make 110-155.30 Attempted grand larceny in the fourth degree a class A misdemeanor. This is a crime and seeing as you were convicted of it you now have a criminal record for life (NY does not expunge criminal records). If and when applying for citizenship you can be sure that they will be familiar with what 110-155.30 is. What they are looking for is the facts and circumstances of the case. It is probably a crime of moral turpitude as theft is involved. You should certainly not try to go about it alone and should seek the assistance of an immigration attorney. Good Luck!
You cannot just write a number, as every state has its own laws. Anyone with a criminal history is foolish to apply for citizenship without consulting with an immigrantion lawyer first. You risk delay, denial, and if your are not eligible, possibly loss of your green card. You must also provide documentation of your history and other factors. Do yourself a favor and consult with an immigration lawyer.
I have practiced law in NJ for 33 years, 3 as a prosecutor and 30 as a defense attorney and I have never heard of this citation. It could be a promis gavel number (a docket number for a Superior Court case). If so this is a tracking number. The Indictment, Accusation, or Complaint also has a number for identification. It is the statute citation in the body of the document that will tell us what happened. It will normally start with "2C" for the second criminal code of NJ. It may be a town ordinance as well. If so it could be anything but certainly is not an aggravated felony for immigration purposes. Any charge stays on your record until it is expunged but ICE will find an expunged record. It sound like this may have been a diversionary program, either PTI in Superior Court or CD in Municipal Court. You should remember which type of Court you went to. If you completed such a program the case was dismissed but the entries are still on the computer. If so you were arrested but not convicted. You need to check all this out.
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