Will my immigration petition be affected by my domestic violence misdemeanor? 6 Answers as of February 22, 2011

I got arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence and was bailed out by my husband. I wasn't charged with anything though. I am currently under petition to get my green card and will have my biometrics next week. Will my petition be affected? Thanks.

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Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC
Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
The arrest will need to be disclosed - if you did not include it on your I-485 then be sure to tell the Officer about it at the interview and bring certified court records with you to the interview showing that no charges were filed. If you don't' have an immigration attorney I suggest you get one to present this properly.

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Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/22/2011
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson
Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson | Michael E. Hendrickson
No, not likely (in my opinion).
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 2/5/2011
Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law
Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law | Theresa E. Tilton
Yes, your petition will be affected. You will be asked about your arrest and you must answer truthfully. Your husband will have to answer whether you still have a good-faith marriage.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 2/3/2011
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
You can be found inadmissible to the U.S. and your Green Card application denied even if you were not convicted of a crime, if you admitted committing the crime. You need to speak to an Immigration attorney about your situation because being interviewed by USCIS.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/3/2011
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
If you are not charged, you are probably fine. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 2/3/2011
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