Will my crime affect my immigration application? 2 Answers as of May 18, 2011

I got pulled over 6 years ago and found out my license was suspended. The officer did not arrest me he gave 3 tickets including one for the suspended license. I went to court and paid only a fine of $250 for the suspension. I renewed my green card two years after that happened. Now I want to apply for my citizenship. Does it will affect my application? will they denied me?

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Nicastro Piscopo, APLC
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
Tickets such as you describe that occurred 6 years ago should not prevent you from being granted Naturalization.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/18/2011
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson | Michael E. Hendrickson
No, should have no effect on you application for naturalization. DWS (Driving While Suspended) is not what American immigration authorities consider a CIMT (Crime Involving Moral Turpitude) which could cause your application to be denied.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 5/18/2011
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