Do I still qualify for a deferred action if I was arrested when I was a minor and was booked but never had to go to court? 10 Answers as of October 24, 2012

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Calderón Seguin PLC
Calderón Seguin PLC | Ofelia L. Calderon
You may. But you will need to get a certified disposition of the case to submit with your application.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 10/24/2012
Natty Shafer Law
Natty Shafer Law | Nathaniel Shafer
You can still apply for a deferred action. Felonies and significant misdemeanors will disqualify you, but an arrest will not. You will, however, need to mention the arrest in your application and explain it.
Answer Applies to: Utah
Replied: 10/24/2012
Law Office of Eric Fisher | Eric Fisher
If the arrest for for a minor offense and you were not convicted or pled guilty, you are still eligible for deferred action. You should consult an immigration attorney, as you still must disclose the event and provide the police reports.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 10/24/2012
Law Office of Rebecca White
Law Office of Rebecca White | Rebecca White
You will need to review this with an attorney. In some situations you will, in others you won't.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 10/24/2012
Law Office of Bijal Jani | Bijal Jani
From the facts that you have written in your inquiry, it appears that you may be eligible for deferred action.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 10/24/2012
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC | Pho Ethan Tran
    Yes but only if you were not convicted of the charges.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 10/24/2012
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
    It would depend upon the outcome of the case. Assuming the charges were dismissed, you should still qualify for deferred action. However, it would be in your best interests to retain an experienced immigration attorney to assist you with this matter.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 10/24/2012
    Ben T. Liu Law Office
    Ben T. Liu Law Office | Ben T. Liu
    You should qualify.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 10/24/2012
    Langford Law Firm
    Langford Law Firm | Theresa Langford
    In Texas the juvenile system is a separate entity, and depending on the outcome, is unlikely to affect your qualification for deferred. You should have an attorney to represent you on the current charge, and to find out what the disposition was on the juvenile case.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 10/24/2012
    Immigration Attorneys, LLP | Robert R. Gard
    You may qualify, if otherwise qualified, but USCIS is requiring full disclosure of even juvenile records, and is reviewing these youthful indiscretions on a case by case basis, so a lot depends on your age at the time, the seriousness and proximity in time of the offense, and how you have lived your life since that arrest.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 10/24/2012
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