Hialeah, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: iam doing naturalization, i was cited for petit thef, court dispo was nolle pros, in my I400 what i have to write?

was cited, not arrested for petit thef, i had comunity hours servise in MDP and a course and the court dipo was nolle pros, iam traying to fill the I400 form and i dont know how to answer the criminal questions.

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Kevin D. Slattery
Kevin D. Slattery
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can evaluate your criminal case documents. Even if you were not convicted, "when" you were cited/accused of violating the law can be crucial to your prospective naturalization case. USCIS will be evaluating your good moral character, which is a requirement for naturalization. The pertinent regulations afford USCIS some leeway in determining that one lacks the requisite good moral character even when he or she was not convicted of the offense for which he or she was cited or arrested. Many attorneys offer online video appointments.

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