Few months back I was charged with Petit Larceny, got ACD. This april the 6 month probation will be over. The civil penealty of 500 dollar is still due as I have not paid it. The main problem or question for you is: I am supposed to apply my US citizenship by the end of 2013. Do you think if I don't pay that sum I can be denied for my legal citizenship?
*If I want to get a piece of mind and would like to offer less amount than they are asking i.e 20 dollars and request for a case dismissal or case clear letter from the merchant lawyer, How will I do that? Who needs to do it me or my lawyer?
*Do I need to wait 5 years from the date of the incident just to prove my character to the immigration department?
*What are my choices and what and when can I apply for my citizenship?
It is important to understand that the theft charge is considered a crime of moral turpitude, you need to hire an experienced immigration attorney to help you with your naturalization application, the ACD, happens usually 6 months after final hearing. Be prepared to provide your attorney with all the record.
Show an attorney your record before you apply. It is likely not a deportable crime , but may pose a problem for Naturalization if you admitted to the essential elements of the crime during your ACD
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Unless you pay the fine, you will not be able to establish good moral character.
(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His 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.
Definitely have to pay the fine. Yes Could be denied. You need to have all your papers reviewed by an attorney in NY before you do anything.
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