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Q: Can a traffic related misdemeanor effect my US citizenship application process? I have green card & take final test soon

I’m a green card holder and have my final citizenship interview this month. The misdemeanor was from driving with an expired drivers license and getting rear ended (I’m not at fault for accident), but the officer said if I can renew my license before my court date, it should be able to be... Read more »

Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru answered on Sep 7, 2020

There's no way of telling whether or not the misdemeanor will effect your immigration status without more details. Also, as far as renewing your license, it's rather straightforward now (make an appointment, or do it online). Consult with a law office who will try to get the ticket... Read more »

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Q: Hi I got $350 worth school zone tickets rushing to work during the pandemic because I work in a hospital.

I wrote the traffic department explaining the reason for my speed but they didn't throw out the tickets. Can I sue for the unnecessary stress it brought me?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 15, 2020

You can't sue for the stress. There is no legal theory on which to base such a cause of action. If you believe it won't adversely impact your job, you could politely ask if reimbursement from the hospital is possible. The answer is likely to be no at most workplaces, but these are unusual... Read more »

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