Indianapolis, IN asked in Domestic Violence, Immigration Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: Domestic violence effect citizenship

Me and my wait had an argument and her son called police and i spend the day in the jail and got out next day and after 6 month i went back to the cour and the judge told me the case will end like it has nothing coz it was first time and they followed through 6 monthes everything was fine now im about to apply for citizenship does that will effect my case ?

2 Lawyer Answers
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: A criminal conviction for domestic violation is a deportation offense. Show your documents to an experienced immigration attorney before you apply for citizenship.

Lawrence James Arnkoff
Lawrence James Arnkoff
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: I agree with Carl you should seek the services of an experienced immigration

attorney. It sounds like your case was either diverted or retired which means

that possibly you never admitted guilt. I am not familiar with Indiana law so

I can't tell you how this played out for you.

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