i am a US permanent resident. last years i got an open container ticket, and i decided not to fight it in the court and just paying $25.00 ticket by mail. this is was the first and the only time having such problem. can this ticket make any problems for me when applying for naturalization?
I doubt it will pose any problems. A conviction for any "crime involving moral turpitude" is what could ultimately lead to major problems (deportation, being the most serious). If it was ONLY an open container ticket, with your facts, i wouldn't worry too much about the guilty plea.
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If this is your only involvement with the criminal justice system, you should be OK. However, there is a requirement for good moral character to become a citizen, and any conviction can impact that aspect of your application. The facts surrounding your conviction (where, why, when) can be important. YOu should speak with an immigration lawyer about how to address this in your application.
i agree with Mr. Walcott. You need to ask an immigration attorney to be sure. But in Nj this is not a criminal offense by a long shot. It is not drunk driving. I doubt it has any great effect.
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