How long before I can get a green card renewal?

Asked on Jul 28th, 2011 on Immigration - California
More details to this question:
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!
Answered on Aug 10th, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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.

Report Abuse
Christian Schmidt
Partner at
  • 0/5.0
  • 0
no peer reviews
no client reviews
Answered on Aug 09th, 2011 at 9:01 PM
You should file a petition to have the conviction expunged. That particular offense should then not count anymore for immigration purposes.

Report Abuse

Ask a Lawyer

Lawyers from our extensive network are ready to answer your question.

0 out of 150 characters