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Can I File for Adjustment of Status if I’ve Been Arrested?

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An arrest could complicate your adjustment of status application.

If you have been arrested and you’re looking to get a green card, you should hire an immigration attorney to help.  Depending on what the arrest was for, how the charges concluded, and how long ago they were, you could be prevented from adjusting your status.

Call or text me today at 617-356-8217, and let me help you with your immigration case.

To get a green card, you must prove good moral character.  The USCIS officer can consider any prior criminal charges against you, even if they did not result in a conviction.  An arrest can make your adjustment of status application much more difficult.

This means you need to have a trusted immigration attorney by your side to argue your case.  An immigration attorney can help collect evidence on your side and argue your case to the immigration official.  Without an experienced immigration attorney, your application could be denied, or you could be deported.

Adjustment of status allows you to apply for a green card if you’re married to a US citizen.  Your application will be processed without having to leave the United States.  There are complicated requirements, however, and you should consult with an immigration attorney.

Any sort of criminal case can complicate the process.  It could result in your green card being denied.  If you’re looking for an adjustment of status and you’ve been arrested, you should hire an immigration attorney to help with the process.

If you’ve been arrested and you’re looking for a green card, you should hire an immigration attorney to help.  Otherwise, you risk denial of your green card or even deportation.  Call or text me today at 617-356-8217.

I am also a criminal defense attorney, so I can help defend your criminal case.  If you’re not a citizen and you’re charged with a crime, hiring a criminal defense attorney who also knows immigration is critical.  Call me today.


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