Los Angeles, CA asked in Uncategorized for Virginia

Q: filing citizenship

I am a green card holder and used to worked at gas station. I accidentally sold alcohol to minor and I got cought. Case went in court and I was ended up paying penalty. It's been over 5 years now. I am filling citizenship form and question came up that have even been involved in criminal case? Please advice?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Gary D. Godman

Answered
  • Stafford, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You really need to 1) be fully honest when filling out Form N-400 and 2) consult with an immigration attorney to help make sure whether your specific conviction and the timing of it is going to bar you from naturalizing. Based on the description, it sounds like you're still eligible, but since we don't have all the facts here, it's impossible to say for sure. Best to consult with an attorney for your own peace of mind.

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