Q: Thank you Justia. How will a misdemeanor trespassing* effect my acceptance status within private or public organization
Has my profile as a citizen appeared as damaged or untrustworthy due to a misdemeanor criminal tresspass charge?
A: It depends. Was it a municipal ordinance or a state charge? What is your status currently? How was the case disposed of? There are 5 ways to commit criminal trespass and the Federal Law does not match up with the State's terminology. Then there is what the policy of the organization is. Lots would not bat an eye, the CIA would care.
Since it involved immigration, go get a local lawyer who handles both and have them analyze the situation.
E. Morris Margulis agrees with this answer
A: PIggy-backing on Counselor Schiffer's adroit answer, whether a conviction matters to a potential non-public employer or association generally depends on that employer's or association's own preferences and concerns.
That being said, it is most likely preferable to keep the conviction off your record. Charges like Trespassing are typically easier than more serious charges to resolve without creating a discoverable conviction. There may be alternatives to conviction available or reductions that do not appear on your criminal history, depending largely on your prosecutor's attitude about your case.
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