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Analysis of Criminal Convictions

A “conviction” for immigration purposes means a formal judgment of guilt entered by the court. A conviction for immigration purposes also exists in cases where the adjudication of guilt is withheld if the following conditions are met:

  • A judge or jury has found the person guilty, or the person entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or has admitted sufficient facts to warrant a finding of guilt; and
  • The judge has ordered some form of punishment, penalty, or imposed a restraint on the person’s liberty.

We will review any criminal convictions and determine how to proceed with your application.


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