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Renewal of green card with felony charge

San Jose, CA |

My husband green card is up for renewal next year, but right know he is fighting a felony charge of medical marijuna. The crimal lawyer is tell us that my Husband can have a felony for medical marijuna and it will not affect his renewal

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It depends what exactly he is charged with and convicted of. It will probably be a deportable offense. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney. Please see

Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.


That one, am afraid has all the symptoms of a "removable" offense for immigration purposes.. Urgently schedule a private consultation with an experienced immigration attorney to examine the exact language of the statute under which convicted.

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He is wrong and you husband will not be able to renew with the charge sticks.

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Why not ask an IMMIGRATION attorney instead of a criminal defense lawyer for the most reliable advice?

Gunda J. Brost Brost Law Office This advice does not form an attorney-client relationship and is merely informative. It should not by itself be relied upon to address a legal concern.