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I've been arrested 3 times for drug/alcohol related offenses. 1st time I was convicted with a PBJ. 2nd time all charges were dropped. 3rd time I have an open court case as I have not had my trial yet.

I was wondering if anyone had any examples/template of how exactly you are supposed to explain your case. They don't give you much room to work with while explaining your case so I would figure I need to keep it as short as possible.

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I've actually realized the instructions clearly state CONVICTION so I'm allowed to answer no and don't have to explain my case. 

 

all though i still have a little confusion about restraining/peace orders. I had a peace order filled against me in 2005. I went to court with out a lawyer and the Judge told me it was better to just accept the temporary peace order. I was essentially the victim in this being harassed by the woman who filled against me. I didn't want her around me either so I accepted the peace order with no objections. Do I need to include a certified police record for this or my other arrest?

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1 hour ago, IDandUS said:

I've actually realized the instructions clearly state CONVICTION so I'm allowed to answer no and don't have to explain my case. 

 

all though i still have a little confusion about restraining/peace orders. I had a peace order filled against me in 2005. I went to court with out a lawyer and the Judge told me it was better to just accept the temporary peace order. I was essentially the victim in this being harassed by the woman who filled against me. I didn't want her around me either so I accepted the peace order with no objections. Do I need to include a certified police record for this or my other arrest?

PBJ is considered a conviction to USCIS and under Federal law, even if it is not in your state

 

Question says “arrests or convictions”.  Three or more arrests triggers a “yes” on substance abuse.  I wouldn’t claim no, they run you through a background check anyway.

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1 hour ago, IDandUS said:

I've actually realized the instructions clearly state CONVICTION so I'm allowed to answer no and don't have to explain my case. 

I know of at least once case which resulted in a K-1 denial after the interview because the petitioner failed to disclose an expunged record.


"The immigration process demands a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money.  A deficit in any of these areas can spell heartbreak."

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