I was arrested for Lewd Misconduct in 2005, but it was brought down to trespassing. It has been expunged since then and have not committed a criminal act after that. I have my citizenship interview coming up but will the Deportation stories in the news I am thinking twice of showing up and just cancelling the whole thing and just renew my green card. Based on your own Law office's statistic, is it advisable to apply or no? I do have a lawyer but I want to know the opinion of other lawyers as well.
From the information you have provided, I believe that you should follow your attorney's advice as he/she is more familiar with your case than anyone here online. Also given that it was a trespassing conviction from over 12 years ago, it should not render you deportable. Good Luck.
Disclaimer: This information is of a general nature and is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Doreen A. Emenike, Attorney at Law
Depending on the actual conviction ( infraction, misdemeanor, or felony) that was rendered, you may or may not have issues. However, you have engaged an attorney who is in the best position to provide you with the personalized guidance that you need. Good luck to you.
Thank you for your question.
Given the news stories, and the emphasis being placed on sharing these stories, it is understandable how you are feeling.
Given the information you have provided you have a good chance that the interview will go well, that is without understanding the details of your prior arrest and disposition of that case. However, since you have engaged an attorney who does know these details, I would recommend following their advice and engaging with them to ask about your questions and informing them of your concerns.
Your attorney who knows the details of your case is the best person to speak with at this time.
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A trespassing conviction from over 12 years ago, is not a deportable offense.
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