My dad got charge with a felony for posesion for sales 1996 he served 25 months ? He went to a immigration court the judge did not deport him but will it affect him if he try’s to become a us citezen 22 years later he has not got in trouble sins just traffic tickets all paid
Possession of drugs for sale is considered a crime of "moral turpitude" and can affect your father's application for citizenship. He should consult with and hire an immigration attorney.
He should consult with an immigration attorney before taking any steps towards this.
It will definitely have an impact. Editing practice area.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
A lawful permanent resident convicted of drug sales 20 years ago should consult with an immigration attorney with a copy of his court disposition.
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