Q: Hi, i was shoplifting 80$ dec 7th, its 1st offense, im ilegal and want aplly for greencard, what can help me at court
Looking to best option to follow on court considering im gpnna be applying for a green card in less than 2 years, it was a misdemeanor citation
A: You need to let the criminal lawyer know about your immigration status. You should also talk to an immigration lawyer. The information will help to figure out what you do at court to give you the best outcomes in the circumstances. The offense and what can happen can open up all sorts of negatives if you do not handle it carefully.
I agree w/Atty Atkinson-Flowers. I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case in order for the lawyer to debrief and brief you, analyze, assess and evaluate your case in order to maximize the possibilities for a successful result, taking into account the criminal matter. You will need criminal representation, as well. Some misdemeanors are deportable offenses.
Your question requires too many questions on my part and too many answers on your part before I can even formulate recommendations as to the course(s) of action you should take.
"Immigration law is a mystery and a mastery of obfuscation, and the lawyers who can figure it out are worth their weight in gold."…Immigration & Nationality Service spokeswoman.
Immigration law is repeatedly characterized by federal circuit courts of appeal as being second only to the tax code in its complexity, and one court even stated: “a lawyer is often the only person who could thread the labyrinth.”
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