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Hello, I am a permanent resident since 2011. In 2015 I was charged with possession of Marijuana 0.5 grams tiny bit in North Carolina. Charge was a misdemeanor my attorney got voluntary dismissal (VD) from the attorney I didn’t have to go to court or anything. It was dismissed with no conviction. I did community service prior to my trial date. In 2016 my charge was expunged. I have the expungement that says less than 1/2 ounce charge was expunged. Now in October 2019 I am trying to apply for citizenship filling N-400. I am worried if my charge will deny my citizenship. In April 2020 it will be 5 years since I was charged. I understand waiting 5 years is a good idea, but I really want to be a US citizen it’s almost 5 years. That’s the only offense I have in my life time. Should I Go ahead and apply for citizenship. Will there be an issue on interview? Please help I appreciate all the responses. In my n-400 I am going to say yes I was charged yes I was arrested although I was allowed to leave the scene after getting citation like speeding ticket and no I was not convicted.