Will a marijuana offense affect her ability to petition for me? 6 Answers as of January 21, 2011

My fiance and I are in the process of being married and start my paperwork. However in December she was charged with possession of marijuana and intent to use it. This was her first offense. The substance was not hers. Is that going to affect my case? She has a hearing and arraignment in February.

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Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson | Michael E. Hendrickson
No, not likely.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 1/21/2011
William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
She should hire a criminal defense lawyer and fight this marijuana charge.
Answer Applies to: Tennessee
Replied: 1/20/2011
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
What is your fiance's status? If she is green card holder, her status might be affected and thus her ability to petition for you will be affected.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 1/20/2011
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
If your fiance is a U.S. Citizen her conviction should not affect her ability to petition you and should not affect your case.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/20/2011
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
If she is the U.S. citizen that should not affect her ability to petition you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/20/2011
    Hugo Florido ESQ.
    Hugo Florido ESQ. | Hugo Florido
    If your husband is the Citizen as your application suggests then her criminal record is not relevant. It is the person being applied for whose criminal record is in question.

    Before she accepts any plea it is critical that she meets with a licensed attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 1/20/2011
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