I dont know where else to find answers so i thought i'd post this thread hoping that somebody would share some of their experience or knowledge. Back in 2004 i was given a traffic ticket, i paid the fine and went to a traffic school.. (it's for failure to stop at a stop sign). In 2006, i did a very stupid mistake and took someone's sim card from a cellphone, and put it on my cellphone so i can download games with it. Then i was caught and they pressed charges. On Sept 2008, I was called to the court and i was charged two misdemeanors (1 for petty theft of the sim card and 1 for embezzlement), i had to pay a restitution of $100, the judge dismissed the petty theft leaving only the embezzlement. I was ordered to serve 30 days in county jail and finished 3-year probation. In 2010 i had this record expunged --> But of course that doesn't mean anything to the immigration
, you cannot retract the original sentence. In 2012, I contacted an immigration attorney about my case because my green card
has expired and i need to renew asap! But because a lot of people saying that i could get deported, i hired a lawyer to be in a safe side and fortunately i was able to renew without problems. Now, it has been 5 years since my sentence, I contacted again my lawyer and he said we are now okay to file for citizenship
because i have reached 5 years of good moral character. My lawyer strongly advised me not to file for myself because my N-400
could get denied. My case is not an aggravated felony because my lawyer said, no lawyer will represent an aggravated felon because that is an automatic bar from any immigration benefits. I am just very worried, my question is what are my chances of getting my citizenship approved? can i take my lawyer with me to the interview so he can represent me when it comes to questions regarding my misdemeanor? ank you all and I appreciate all feedback.