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My fiance and I are almost ready to submit our petition. I'm the petitioner and was a little misguided in my youth.2 cases.1st case is Misdemeanor harassment: strike shove kicked. (Against my stepfather whom i lived with).Adjudicated Delinquent, did probation.2nd case.Felony Motor vehicle theft (set aside)Misdemeanor theft....guilty plea entered and deferred adjudication pending probation outcome on case 1. Dismissed.Have certified court records. CheckIn part 3 2b it asks about arrests or convictions for domestic violence. And in the instructions one of the terms is cohabitates or cohabitated with the victim (most other legal definitions dont make this dv, but uscis does?).For that case i wasn't arrested. Only referred to the DA who decided to go ahead with chargesTheres also a history of uscis not considering juvenile adjudications as convictions unless tried as an adult. As much of the legal system doesn't.Do i tick this box or just handle both under 4? Initially given definitions i checked it, but on reviewing the records i dont think i fall under that category. This is a 129f

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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 2 months ago

Yes, you mus still choose yes about this event to this question and just explain the situation. It should not be held against you but you do have to disclose it.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
it would be a yes to Domestic violence though i was never arrested or convicted?
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
For clarification it asks about domestic violence seperately from other crimes. And asks about arrests and convictions for domestic violence. I planned to put everything in the general section.
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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 2 months ago

You mentioned that you were not arrested but you were convicted, correct? Even if it was a conviction as a minor, the question asks for all convictions so the most correct answer is YES. In any case you were going to mention it in another section so mentioning it in the domestic violence section with the explanation is the same effect.

I hope this has helped.

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