Can my husband still get his citizenship with a juvenile criminal record? 4 Answers as of August 03, 2011

My husband was in a relationship with someone as a juvenile and fathered a child with that person. Thats when he was charged with rape of a child. That was as a juvenile. He has been in no trouble since then and has been married for nine years and has three children in that marriage. Does he have a chance at getting his papers with that juvenile record?

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Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Reza Athari
Juvenile records should not have any effect because they are not convictions. Some states seal the juvenile records automatically but some require affirmative action.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 8/3/2011
Law Office of Felipe A. Malo, P.A.
Law Office of Felipe A. Malo, P.A. | Felipe Augusto Malo
Normally crimes as a juvenile do not affect citizenship but since this was a crime against a minor I would need to see the arrest report and final court disposition If he was not convicted it will not affect him
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/3/2011
Law Offices of Caro Kinsella
Law Offices of Caro Kinsella | Caro Kinsella, Esq.
Juvenile criminal records do not count against you in immigration.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/2/2011
Law Firm of Caroline Dreyfus PA
Law Firm of Caroline Dreyfus PA | Caroline D J Dreyfus
There are a lot of details that need to be discussed with an attorney. Depending on certain factors, your husband may be able to get his citizenship.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/2/2011
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