I am changing the practice area to immigration so you can obtain the best response possible.
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You need both a criminal attorney to defend the charge and an immigration attorney to discuss the ramifications of a conviction on your status. I recommend that you take steps to get your license as soon as possible.
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Talk to an immigration lawyer about your criminal charge and about filing the immediate relative petition as soon as possible through your wife. If you entered the US without inspection then you will need to file a hardship waiver application too. You have to hire an attorney to help you, its too complicated to do this on your own. You also need a criminal attorney to help you with your pending charge.
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I agree. You will need a lawyer(s) for two roles here: Criminal defense and immigration. But, all is not lost. Good luck to you.
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