What was the conviction/ probation for? Ideally discuss it privately with an immigration attorney and seek guidance.
This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. Any comments offered on Avvo are of a general nature only, and are not meant to create an attorney-client relationship. If you would like additional information based on this response, please contact my office at 510 657 7665 or 415 902 0832 to schedule a consultation.
This should be discussed privately with a competent immigration lawyer in the privacy of his/her office and not in a public forum such as this. We are not the only ones reading all this..
Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. It is your responsibility to retain a lawyer to analyze the facts specific to your particular situation in order to give you specific advice. Specific answers will require cognizance of all pertinent facts about your case. Any answers offered on Avvo are of a general nature only, and are not meant to create an attorney-client relationship.
The prices you mentioned seem to be too good to be true. Though, maybe this is the ongoing rate in California. I would not know. Why would you need this forum if you had your questions answered by an attorney on a consultation? Without knowing more about your "probation" as well as other information relating to your family, I will pass on giving you any suggestions.
NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS www.myattorneyusa.com; email: email@example.com; Phone: (866) 456-8654; Fax: 212-964-0440; Cell: 212-202-0325. The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.