Las Vegas, NV asked in Immigration Law for Hawaii

Q: Me and my foreign wife go to a green card interview next month. However, I was recently charged with a misdemeanor of

domestic battery and the charges were dropped by a judge. (me and my wife got into a drunken shoving match) Does my wife and I have to report this to the immigration office?

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Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: Yes. You need to report it and provide a complete certified copy of the record from the original arrest report to the final disposition. If the case was dropped in exchange for a plea and/or any program..... it is considered a guilty charge by the USCIS. It is also a crime of violence and a deportable offense if considered guilty by the USCIS. If the foregoing applies to you I suggest you see - immediately - an experienced immigration attorney who specifically practices in the area of the effects of criminal cases on immigration.

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