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The case is in the court. Its been going on for several months now since my lawyer wants a lesser sentence so it wont affect my immigration. Am a green card holder and will apply for citizenship next year. My lawyer said that it may affect my immigration if I get the full sentence. This is my second time to have petty theft record. I am going for vacation on july23rd to bangkok stopping in Korea on the way with my husband who doesnt know about my case and its been really difficult for me hiding this and being in therapy too. We are meeting my husband's family in bangkok as family get2gether and we will be back in the States after 2weeks. My question is if i will be allowed to go in and out of the country? Will i be stop at the immigration when leaving and coming back to America because I have a pending court case? Please email me your reply since I am running late now to my therapy schedule. Sorry cant stay online anymore but i need your reply on this matter via email. Thanks.
When this case is resolved which i hope sooner than later with the resolution that my lawyer is hoping for, is this going to stop me from applying for citizenship? Is there a way I can get this out of my record in the future or this will always be there everytime my identity is check?
Does it mean I have to wait for another 5 yrs again to apply for citizenship as a result of these records? I think it's a conviction already if i am showing a misdemeanor record for the first petty theft that happened sometime in 2001 -- can i apply for that conviction to be dismissed since I didnt know that i had some problem and was in denial until it happened again recently and now the resolution is pending seeking for a lesser sentence as what I understand from my lawyer. Do you think that is what my lawyer is trying to get, a dismissal for my case? I hate myself and so angry why this is happening to me. I tried hurting myself few times but not successful and my therapist is the only hope i have to keep me sane while am waiting for my case to be resolved.
the next court date is in september - there are no court dates during the dates that my vacation is scheduled. does it mean i still cannot go?