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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Immigration Law for Washington on

Q: Can I apply for green card if I have a misdemeanor record?

I'm an international student with F-1 visa. My boyfriend is a US citizen. We are planning to get married next summer after we graduate from college. However, 3 years ago I was involved in a shoplifting case that I was not convicted, and my case was dismissed after 1 year. I wonder if I still have a... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga answered on Nov 20, 2017

In general, with shoplifting, if it was only once, it is unlikely to be an issue. We strong recommend consulting with an immigration attorney so you can discuss the details of your particular case.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Consumer Law for Washington on

Q: will I be able to sue the bank or the car place for allowing someone to purchase a car without checking if it was me?

I had no credit and someone used my actual drivers license picture and all to get a $7,000+ car loan and bought a car, the car place lied to me multiple times about this person ,and tried to convince me to drop it and not file a police report but I have already contacted the police. Drivers license... Read more »

Marjorie Simmons answered on Aug 25, 2016

What an aggravating experience you've had. In your position I would first put a freeze on my credit reports (https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs) and then speak with an attorney who focuses on consumer law. Many will offer a free initial consult, and some will take this... Read more »

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