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So my husband applied for citizenship n400 late last year. He had his biometrics oct 1, 2018. A few months ago he got into an altercation outside his business where he hit the driver side window of the guy he was arguing with and broke the glass. The police were called and they gave my husband a ticket to appear in court. So he went today and the other guy had a receipt for 382$ for the cost of the damage to his window. But instead of my husband paying it and being done the guy said he had another receipt for his car of some stains that needed to be cleaned. My husbands charge was simple criminal damage to property. I read that if the damage if 500 or less than it’s a misdemeanor but over 500$ than it’s a felony? But I also did read that supposedly new changes were gonna take effect to raise the amount to 1000$ instead of 500 for misdemeanor. What should we expect. Someone help!! Is the 382$ receipt all that matters for us? The actual damage to the window. They made one last court date for may for my hubby to pay the receipts and they can finish with this. Please someone give us hope. This is his only charge. Would he qualify for the petty offense?? He did have a simple assault charge that was dropped and dismissed never convicted more than 5 years ago. The prosecutor did tell my hubby that he would see if my hubby can just pay for it before going to court so he wouldn’t have to go back. That he was gonna stay in touch with my husband. They’re not gonna sentence him or anything. Just paying restitution to the man is all. 

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So I called the city court where my husband had his court date and the lady on the phone told me that it is a misdemeanor court and that if it was a felony it would have already  left that court. So it is a misdemeanor. What do y’all think? As long as he pays his restitution he should be fine? Any opinions???  

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I don’t think one can have a direct answer to it, it’s subjective and depends on the officer interviewing him during citizenship interview. He needs to disclose these information and bring the court documents with him. 


Depending on how the officer sees it, he could approve his citizenship application or deny it telling him to reapply after a few years once he shows his good moral character. 

Edited by arken


2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US






2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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