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I got recently arrested in a police string operation for prostitution,i am an immigrant on h1b how does it effect my employment opportunities

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?

We hired a lawyer and she is worrking on the case omnibus hearing is on april 9th

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about the H-1B visa?

I am already on h1b valid till march 2020

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Would like to know what are the consequences i have to pay and how will affect my employment opportunities

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Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if the news is not good 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.

Will you be convicted? Were you the prostitute or you were trying to hire the prostitute?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It was ad in the backpage and responded to the ad I did some chatting regarding how much does she charge, and after going to the place I didn't do anything as soon as I went they caught me and arrested there were no money exchange nothing. she asked to bring the sprite and chocolate i took that. that's it . let me know if you need any other details

Ok. If you are convicted, as long as the sentence is less than 6 months in jail (and I'm sure it will be and you probably won't get any jail time), then you would not be considered inadmissible or deportable from the U.S. As long as that is your only issue, you should avoid an immigration issue. As to employment, that really depends on your potential employer. I'm sure most companies would not want to hire someone with a criminal record, but some companies don't care. You can have the case sealed or expunged so that companies can see it and you can deny it ever happened to most companies, but the government will always see it and you must always disclose to the government.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
HI Can I have your phone number or email, so that chat with you personally
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
My Lawyer had the opportunity to talk to the prosecutor. He will not budge on the offer: Stay of Imposition (meaning it is a felony until such time that you are done with probation, at which point it becomes a misdemeanor).Given my Immigration status (H1-B) am I allowed to stay in the country with a felony and work.

As long as it is not a final conviction, it should be ok.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
If I did the case to be sealed or expunged after the final hearing . The hiring companies when do back ground check will they be able to see my case or not ?

Most private companies will not be able to see it, but the government can always see it and you must always disclose to the government and some private employers that deal with sensitive things like children, military secrets, etc.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Even though I have a felony(string operation by cop saying age of the girl to be under 18 but they lied) but still I am eligible for expungement of the case right. or are there any exceptions for the expungement not to happen.

I don't do criminal law, so I cannot tell you anything in regards ***** ***** I can only tell you from the immigration aspect that the conviction will always count against you and immigration will always see it in their system as an expungement does NOT erase it from government systems.

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