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Will i be denied re-entry as a permeanent resident for Misdemeanor Class B Conviction?

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Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. I recently received my 10 year green card and i am in the USA for 3 and half years. and in feb 2018 i was given a speeding ticket citation. Me and my husband decided to retain a lawyer since we didnt want any points on my drivers record and this is my first ever speeding ticket. Meanwhile i also booked tickets to go to my home country on june 2nd 2018. some where in april my attorney told us that a hearing will be scheduled on june 6th and he will represent me in court will try to reduce the charges to misdemeanor  etc etc. it was just a speeding violation. i was driving 16 miles more than the speed limit. so i came to my home country and today out of curiosity i checked the county court records and i have been convicted of Misdemenaor B rsmo 302.020 failure to register motor vehicle . With a fine of 141.50$. which is what i assume my attorney wanted since this does not add any points of my drivers record since its not a moving violation. However I am now concerned if i will be denied  reentry or cause any type of deportation etc since its now become a Misdemenaor conviction. Is this a criminal conviction that can cause deportation ? what do you guys think? My return ticket is booked for late july. My online research shows i should be ok. But love to hear your opinions based on your experiences similar to this. Thanks!  I have my family in Usa ,i just want to be with them!!

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8 minutes ago, KCMO said:

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. I recently received my 10 year green card and i am in the USA for 3 and half years. and in feb 2018 i was given a speeding ticket citation. Me and my husband decided to retain a lawyer since we didnt want any points on my drivers record and this is my first ever speeding ticket. Meanwhile i also booked tickets to go to my home country on june 2nd 2018. some where in april my attorney told us that a hearing will be scheduled on june 6th and he will represent me in court will try to reduce the charges to misdemeanor  etc etc. it was just a speeding violation. i was driving 16 miles more than the speed limit. so i came to my home country and today out of curiosity i checked the county court records and i have been convicted of Misdemenaor B rsmo 302.020 failure to register motor vehicle . With a fine of 141.50$. which is what i assume my attorney wanted since this does not add any points of my drivers record since its not a moving violation. However I am now concerned if i will be denied  reentry or cause any type of deportation etc since its now become a Misdemenaor conviction. Is this a criminal conviction that can cause deportation ? what do you guys think? My return ticket is booked for late july. My online research shows i should be ok. But love to hear your opinions based on your experiences similar to this. Thanks!  I have my family in Usa ,i just want to be with them!!

Based on what you've written above, you will be fine crossing the border.  

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No you will be fine don’t lose sleep about this. Crimes involving moral turpitude are what you should worry about not a minor traffic infarction. Once you get back just take care of the payment.

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21 minutes ago, KCMO said:

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. I recently received my 10 year green card and i am in the USA for 3 and half years. and in feb 2018 i was given a speeding ticket citation. Me and my husband decided to retain a lawyer since we didnt want any points on my drivers record and this is my first ever speeding ticket. Meanwhile i also booked tickets to go to my home country on june 2nd 2018. some where in april my attorney told us that a hearing will be scheduled on june 6th and he will represent me in court will try to reduce the charges to misdemeanor  etc etc. it was just a speeding violation. i was driving 16 miles more than the speed limit. so i came to my home country and today out of curiosity i checked the county court records and i have been convicted of Misdemenaor B rsmo 302.020 failure to register motor vehicle . With a fine of 141.50$. which is what i assume my attorney wanted since this does not add any points of my drivers record since its not a moving violation. However I am now concerned if i will be denied  reentry or cause any type of deportation etc since its now become a Misdemenaor conviction. Is this a criminal conviction that can cause deportation ? what do you guys think? My return ticket is booked for late july. My online research shows i should be ok. But love to hear your opinions based on your experiences similar to this. Thanks!  I have my family in Usa ,i just want to be with them!!

As others have said and I will reiterate is that you will be fine. This is a simple traffic/vehicle infraction and not something involving a serious charge at all. Just take you licks and move forward with this traffic conviction. Make sure you pay the fine and you will be fine.

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4 minutes ago, Teemo said:

Make sure you have the certified court disposition and/or certified police record with you when you come back into the country. You'll be fine then. 

What are you talking about? This is not a DUI/DWI so he will be fine.

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3 minutes ago, Teemo said:

Make sure you have the certified court disposition and/or certified police record with you when you come back into the country. You'll be fine then. 

But this entire court case and deposition happened when i was out of USA. my attorney represented me and paid the fine. At this point all i can access is county website  court case record details only. i dont have certified court deposition and police record documents with me right now. its in usa.

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3 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

What are you talking about? This is not a DUI/DWI so he will be fine.

yeah. Not DUI or DWI , just  its a traffic ticket violation converted to misdemeanor B rsmo 302.020 conviction failure to register motor vehicle with 141.50$ fine. it was changed to a non moving violation to avoid having points on my drivers record.

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6 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

What are you talking about? This is not a DUI/DWI so he will be fine.

Well, I saw misdemeanor conviction. That sounds like SOMETHING. I definitely could be wrong. 

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3 minutes ago, KCMO said:

But this entire court case and deposition happened when i was out of USA. my attorney represented me and paid the fine. At this point all i can access is county website  court case record details only. i dont have certified court deposition and police record documents with me right now. its in usa.

Ok it's possible I am just being ultra conservative. What I have seen is always the recommendation to carry those for any arrest/conviction, no matter how small. If it's not possible to have them then fine. Perhaps ask your lawyer what is the most official document you can get. Or listen to everyone else here that said you don't need anything. 

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11 minutes ago, Teemo said:

Well, I saw misdemeanor conviction. That sounds like SOMETHING. I definitely could be wrong. 

 

9 minutes ago, Teemo said:

Ok it's possible I am just being ultra conservative. What I have seen is always the recommendation to carry those for any arrest/conviction, no matter how small. If it's not possible to have them then fine. Perhaps ask your lawyer what is the most official document you can get. Or listen to everyone else here that said you don't need anything. 

This is not a crime like a DUI/DWI or some type of CMT so the OP will be fine. It is a simple traffic infraction.

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1 hour ago, Eric-Pris said:

Why is it a "misdemeanor"?

 

I have never seen a traffic violation be categorized as a misdemeanor.

i believe i have already explained this couple of times in this thread including the original post. In order to change from a moving to non moving violation to avoid having points on my drivers record. As per my attorney we are reducing the charge to  a non moving violation by guilty plea to this. Otherwise it would remain as a speeding violation causing the points to be on my drivers record. 

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