How long before I can get a green card renewal? 2 Answers as of August 10, 2011

I got arrested on September 2003 in California. I was arrested for possession of marijuana and also because I had a little dagger with me. It was my first offense and I only did 4 days in jail and it was a misdemeanor and 3 years probation. My question is will this affect my green card renewal? I live now in New Mexico and never been arrested again please help me thank you so much!

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Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Reza Athari
Any crime may affect your status as a permanent resident. Specially if it is drug or violence related. I will need to see the minutes of the court and will need to know how long you have been a permanent resident.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 8/10/2011
Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law
Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law | Christian Schmidt
You should file a petition to have the conviction expunged. That particular offense should then not count anymore for immigration purposes.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/9/2011
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