Thank you all for answering my previously-posted question so quickly! I have one more question. My wife is applying for citizenship at the same time as I am. She has ONE traffic ticket (for failure to yield when turning left) for $75 back in 2007, which was paid. She went to traffic court because she pleaded not guilty, but the judge ruled a guilty verdict and issued the $75 ticket. (We have since obtained a court-certified copy of the entire docket, which she will take with her when called for the citizenship interview). My question at this time is: So she will mark YES for Part 11 Q. 23 of her N400 form. However, what about Q. 24 and Q. 25? Technically speaking, was she charged with an offense and subsequently convicted? If so, should she answer YES to Q. 24 and Q. 25 also?Also, how does she answer Q. 22? If her traffic ticket was an "offense" but she was not "arrested" for it, does she need to mark YES to this question?
The answer to all your questions is yes. Unfortunately, the N-400 application scope is broad and is asking for "offenses" as well as crimes However, this traffic offense should be no problem with her application. Honesty in this type of situation is the best policy. And yes, be prepared with a court certified disposition. If you are worried, however, you may want to consult with an immigration attorney before filing any applications. In addition, you can also make sure you meet the other requirements for naturalization and determine if there are any other issue, if any, with your application. Good luck.
yes, you must answer yes and explain and provide proof of the disposition of each case with the application.
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