I'm a LPR, I have been arrested for disorderly intoxication. I have entered a not-guilty plea and I have entered a pretrial diversion program after this my case has been dismissed with nolle porsequi.
I have went already in and out (even when the case was open) without any issue but now I'm worried the situation will be different.
Do you believe I will have any issues traveling outside of the country?
If the case was dismissed and it was only for disorderly intoxication I doubt that you would have any problems. If would be necessary to review the arrest report and final court disposition to conclusively be able to tell if there are any issues that could cause you problems to return the US. Also, you should consider applying for naturalization, as that's the safest status to be in the United States. Consult with an experienced immigration lawyer to evaluate your situation.
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This is not a criminal defense question; It is an immigration question.
If you want to increase your odds at getting a competent answer then you should repost this question and list "immigration" and not "criminal defense" as a practice area. In fact, I will do this for you....
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in properly re-directing your question.
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Permanent Residents ought not have difficulty re-entering with an open misdemeanor charge. Mr. Haber is correct when he suggests you consult an immigration attorney.
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