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Q: what are my chances of getting my citizenship if I am going to court for a aggravated assault and offered PTI in Florida

I am recently going to court for an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in St Petersburg Florida. I was offered PTI program I have court on the 15th of this month to decide whether or not the court will accept my application. there's a high chance of my case being dismissed.

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Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The crime is an Aggravated Felony and a Crime of Violence. This is a deportable offense.

Dismissal after completing PTI is an admission of guilt.

You are not only likely to be denied Naturalization you may be placed in removal proceedings.

I suggest you or your attorney consult with an attorney experienced in the effects of criminal charges on your immigraton status BEFORE you make any deals with the prosecution.

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