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Is Your Criminal Record Stopping You From Securing Your Residency in the US?

Is Your Criminal Record Stopping You From Securing Your Residency in the US?

An estimated 11 million illegal immigrants may have the opportunity to lawfully secure permanent residency in the US within eight years, according to the drafted immigration bill entitled “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” in The White House. This approach towards immigration reform can cause detrimental consequences to immigrants who have a criminal record.

If the bill is enacted, President Barack Obama’s proposal willtarget convicted [immigrant] criminals in federal or state correctional facilities,” according to The White House Office of the Press Secretary. Convicted criminals will:

  • Be removed from the US without the possibility of re-entering into the community
  • Need to pass a thorough criminal background check
  • Be ineligible for the bill if:
  • Immigrant served more than a year in prison from a criminal conviction
  • Immigrant was convicted of three or more crimes and sentenced to a total of 90 days in jail

The proposed bill is said to enter Congress by mid-March this year. According to the proposal, clearing your criminal record prior to seeking immigration services strengthens your chances in securing your path to legally immigrating into the US.

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Arizona Probation Termination End

How to terminate probation

Arizona introduced a revised statute (13-901E) to provide Arizonans that the trial court may terminate the period of probation and then discharge the defendant if the end of justice will be served and if the conduct of the defendant warrants it.

Once the probation is terminated you can immediately file to have your conviction set aside and dismissed – to have your record truly cleared so you can start with a new slate. This is especially true for those who were convicted of a DUI or DWI.

What do I need to do?

First you need to make sure that all fines are paid off and you must attend all classes mandated by the court. The court will look over many factors such as the need for relief, seriousness of the offense, criminal history, and the potential benefit to society. This can be get complex and therefore we recommend the services of an expungement attorney or firm.

How long will it take?

From our experience, most of our viewers have found the process takes on average between 3 to 4 months.

Who can help me?

By seeking legal assistance from a setting-aside or expungement law firm, you can greatly increase your chances to have your record set aside. The most popular one being the law firm since they focus specifically on criminal record clearing.

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