immigration and citizenship
i have 5 traffic ticks and one assault an battery minor charged dismissed voluntary by DA ,is this problem for my citizenship application and immigration porpuse.
all happens last 5 years
It probably won't be a problem. But, why not play it safe and meet with an attorney?
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Traffic tickets are not a problem. Since the battery charge ultimately dismissed, also a non-issue.
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You should be fine, but the traffic tickets may not actually be traffic tickets. If I had a nickel for every time a client told me "I only have traffic tickets" and it's turned out to be a misdemeanor, I'd be rich! Rich I tell you! Have an immigration attorney look over your paperwork to determine whether you will have any issues. Also, you need to be sure you can prove your good moral character. Depending on the type of traffic tickets, it could potentially raise an issue.
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A knowing and intentional act in violation of State Traffic Law may be a crime involving moral turpitude. Such action may include an aggravated DUI or driving while on a suspended license. The Naturalization Examiner has the obligation to request certified dispositions of criminal/traffic orders that appear on your State Police Records. If these offenses are part of your "traffic record," then an examiner may be inclined to deny naturalization for lack of good moral character.
You may appeal, but you should seek a competent and experienced immigration lawyer to review the traffic/criminal laws that you violated. Assuming all are speeding tickets, then you may be able to explain the arrest that was dismissed to the satisfaction of the naturalization examiner. Again, take the matter seriously; hire an immigration attorney, who works with the USCIS local district office. Good luck.
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Traffic violations are generally not a problem, and I want to stress "generally." To be frank, when it comes to criminal infractions, it is always advisable to have an attorney review any disposition or related documentation because every state interprets offenses differently and having a competent professional who knows and can interpret the language in the criminal statutes is important in determining if your record will cause a problem moving forward.
It depends on the type of traffic tickets. The dismissed charge will not be a problem. Remember to present certified copies of the arrest record and court disposition of ALL arrests, even if the case was dismissed.
Attorney Suri, former Immigration Officer. This answer is general in nature and does not in any way create an attorney-client relationship.
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