Garner, NC asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for North Carolina

Q: (N400 citizenship) So I got a speeding ticket in 2019 it was reduced to improper equipment, I paid the fine of $250

I mentioned this ticket to my lawyer later on I came to find out he marked yes to question 24 and 25 on part 12 of the application. Which imply being charged and convicted for a criminal offense. I was only given a speeding ticket and a fine. Should I say no to these questions in the interview and correct them when I’m with the officer? Because if I’m not mistaken you only say yes to those questions if the traffic citation involved drugs/alcohol/ or lead to an arrest when it did not.

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Milwaukee, WI

A: If your attorney is not going to the hearing or interview, then you may need another attorney to attend. You’ll need proof that you did not have a traffic offense where there was a fine for more than $500. Let the adjudicator decide whether the answer is yes or no. You were ‘cited’ for a traffic violation.

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