Can a Conviction Affect a Non-U.S. Citizen's Expungement? | Immigration Attorney | Eatontown NJ

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How Can An Expungement Affect A Non-U.S. Citizen?

An expungement at a State or Federal level is a process by which a record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from. However, the Department of Homeland Security, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) states if a non-U.S. citizen is convicted of A DUI or  any charge, immigration will have access to all their data, even their previous data that might have been expunged. This may result in

  1. Being deported from the United States, or
  2. It may prevent you from being re-admitted to the United States if you leave voluntarily, or
  3. It may prevent you from ever becoming a naturalized American citizen.

If you are not a U.S. citizen and being charged with a crime, I would strongly advise you to speak to an immigration attorney before you accept any plea.  If you have an attorney already, ask him or her what the immigration consequences are for any plea or conviction.

Free Resources

If you, loved one, or friend are charged with a crime in New Jersey you need to know your options before going to court. 

  1. An Immigrant’s Guide to Municipal Court. Not a U.S. citizen?  Are you concerned about immigration consequences?  You should be.  Learn what to expect in municipal court and immigration court.
  2. Arrested for Drunk Driving?  Learn how to Beat the Odds – Want more defense strategies?  How about some common mistakes to avoid?  Learn what to expect before you go to court;
  3. Why Pleading Guilty to Your New Jersey Traffic Ticket is NOT an Option – Here I discuss court process and different traffic violations, including DUI’s;

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