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I have been charged with Assault 4th Degree constituting Domestic Violence ( Misdemeanor A) in the state of Oregon. My wife went to the Police and talked to them for more than an hour saying that i used violence and they took photos of her bruises. I have a 2 years conditional green card that expires September 2018(i been to remove the condition then). I will go to court in two weeks. Now my wife is on my side but the state is pressing the charge on me. My question is how can i avoid deportation in this situation, is there a lesser charge possible than can stop the federal government from deporting me. How my wife can help me not get convicted?

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Oregon

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Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

Your solution is not with immigration. Immigration will not get involved. If you are convicted of domestic violence or admit to the essential elements of that crime, you become deportable from the U.S. You must avoid a conviction for domestic violence at all costs. Hire a very good defense attorney and get the charges dismissed or reduced. A lesser crime could be disorderly conduct, for example. That is something your attorney would negotiate with the prosecutor. If you hire a very good attorney, one that has a scary reputation in that they litigate very well and almost always win, the prosecutor may be more willing to negotiate and not waste state time and resources that are very limited in order to maybe win a case.

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