I was convicted felon and my case has been amended to unlawful entry and misdemeanor. It was dismissed and after a year, I have an asylum final affirmative hearing. I'm 22 and I was 20 when I was convicted. What happens now? Please help!
If all that happened you should contact the lawyer who helped you with that. This seems like your major concern is immigration, and consulting an immigration attorney may be a good idea.
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Are you getting help with your asylum case? Are you well prepared for the hearing? If you are doing this on your own - no comment - at least read this if you haven't already: http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/asylum/asylum-division-training-programs
expungement makes no difference for immigration.
Will depend on the specific language of the conviction. Kindly be advised that some misdemeanors are treated as felonies for immigration purposes. This is not something to be briefly answered on a free internet consultation, but instead something very serious that needs to be carefully examined by a criminal defense lawyer specializing in post-conviction relief.
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Virginia does not expunge except in narrow circumstances not present in your facts.
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Difficult to say. Many of us practice criminal defense and immigration. Consult one of us who do that.
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