You really need to schedule a consultation to review the details of your immigration status and criminal case. Traveling with an open charge is very risky if you are not a permanent resident and its impossible to offer competent advice on such an issue in this forum.
This shortening thing is not an immigration question but that of the NJ criminal law. Sealing does not work for immigration purposes. Dismissal will only work if there was no admission of guild in the process. Talk to an immigration attorney. Good idea.
Did you do the pleadings as part of this process of getting an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal?
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I concur with my colleague.
Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
Concentrating in Immigration Law
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Former Adjunct Professor -- Immigration law
University of Illinois College of Law
I do not quite understand all the issues you are facing. A detailed consultation is necessary.
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