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Q: When reducing an aggaravated speed violation to petty offense with supervision 4 month, is there a criminal record .....

When reducing an aggaravated speed violation to petty offense with supervision 4 month, is there a criminal record and does this violation affect the immigration status, knowing that I am waiting for an application for permanent residence

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John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos
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  • Orland Park, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Typically, a reduction to a petty speeding offense does not result in a criminal disposition. However, consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.

As for the consequences on your immigration status, you should consult with an attorney concentrating immigration.

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Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis
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  • Northfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Although you were initially charged with a criminal offense, it was ultimately resolved as a petty offense, so it is unlikely to cause you any issues. If you were arrested at the time of the offense or if you were placed on bond, there would still be an arrest record. An immigration attorney would best be able to advise you on issues related to the disposition of your case and your immigration status, but again, I believe it is unlikely to cause any major obstacles. Best of luck.

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David J. Winer
David J. Winer
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  • Waukegan, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: it is not a criminal charge if reduced to a petty offense and shuold not have any effect onm your immigration status. If you have an Immigration lawyer you shuld double check with him, but in my expereice a petty offense speeding ticket never effected an immigration application or status. It will show up only on your "Court Purposes driving record and not publically availabe to insurance companys, etc.

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: This is something you need to discuss with your immigration attorney. Make sure to tell your immigration attorney about any and all run ins with the law. This includes all of your major and minor traffic violations. The more information your immigration attorney has, the better.

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