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Questions about Adam Walsh Act in regards to juveniles

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Does anyone know if a juvenile adjudication for a incest (in 1994) would trigger the AWA in regards to filing a I-130 for my wife? From what I've read, USCIS doesn't treat juvenile adjudications as convictions in regards to immigration law, but under AWA I'm require to register as a tier III offender because I was 15 years old and my victim was 11.

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I should probably add that in the supplemental guidelines for SORNA, it talks about my situation but doesn't actually say if I'm included in SORNA or not as it's talking about what individual states are required to include in their laws to be considered compliant with SORNA.

"... the final guidelines reflect a judgment that the objectives of SORNA § 111(8) will not be substantially undermined if jurisdictions are afforded discretion concerning registration and notification for juveniles adjudicated delinquent on the basis of offenses that are within the definitional scope of 18 U.S.C. 2241 only because of the age of the victim."
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I would not file without consulting a lawyer first!!!! And don't just hire any lawyer get one that specialises in AWA. If you file without this you could be doomed its best to make sure this is done right the first time. I wish you luck, update us here with the progress


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