She needs to consult with a criminal attorney in conjunction with an immigration attorney to ensure that she pleads appropriately so as not to adversely effect her green card petition
I agree with my colleague. The immigration effects depend on exactly what she is ultimately convicted of.
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I agree with my colleagues. Make sure to hire a competent criminal attorney and get the charge either dismissed, if possible, for reduced, so as to not impact her adjustment of status case. She should also have certified disposition when she goes for the interview.
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In VA, a typical first-time charge of driving without a license carries with it a fine upon conviction. Provided that she pays the fine and complies with any other court-ordered requirements prior to her I-485 interview, the conviction is not a CIMT (crime involving moral turpitude) and should not affect her eligibility for a marriage-based green card. It is wise to hire counsel that can explain her current immigration process to a prosecutor, and the prosecutor may be willing to reduce the charge.
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