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Hi Today in the morning i hit other street parked
car side mirror . I didn't left any information. I stopped and looked around the car. i don't know how to inform. Police officer called and filed a case VC20002(a). I how this will effeft any VISA and Green card processing and What next step i need to take
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Judith Ludwic replied 2 years ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I am delighted to answer your questions today. I have 35 years experience as an immigration lawyer.

Were you charged with a misdemeanor?

Hit and Run Causing Property Damage (CVC 20002)

Hit and run causing property damage only is a misdemeanor. If you are found in violation of CVC 20002, you face a hit and run punishment of:

  • Up to six months in jail;
  • A fine of not more than $1,000 dollars; or
  • Both, imprisonment and fine.

This would not cause you to be inadmissible and would not be a reason for you to not get your visa stamp or green card because the fine is not more than one year in jail. It is not a crime involving moral turpitude and if you are convicted you will still be able to get your resident status.

You should try to get a lawyer to have the charge dismissed by making a report to your insurance company and taking care of the damage.

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