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Can I re-enter the United States with a dismissal? (Certificate of Disposition)

New York, NY |

I am on a work visa in the United States. Recently I was arrested for shoplifting but I received a dismissal. I have no prior criminal background. I'll be travelling to my home country for a few weeks and then I intend to come back to the US. Can I be denied entry?

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It's possible.
Speak to an immigration attorney.

Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
Garden City, NY 11530
516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)

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 should not be a problem. Check with an immigration attorney.

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