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Can i Renew permanent resident card?

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#1 detective52


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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:48 PM

Im a 35 year old male, been in the United States for 20 years with a permanent resident card and i live in greeley, colorado (weld county).  In november of 2008 i gave a ride to a person who had just killed someone, but i had no idea what he had done. Police issued a warrant for my arrest, they charged me with accesory to a second degree murder. i turned myself in, since i had nothing to do with it. i posted bail and got out in less than an hour. i went thru the whole court prosses and i pleaed guilty in the plea bargaining step. ( to a level 5 felony) and they gave me 2 year probation. in august  2011 my green card expires and i need to renew it and i asked a few lawyers if there is any chance of lossing my green card because of that level 5 felony and they all answer differently. i really need to know what can happen, if i can get the renewal denied or ill be ok? is pleading guilty in the plea bargaing being convicted or not? as i understand if you been convicted of a felony your status as an alien in the united states might also be affected or might be denied tge right to hold public office.

****** if it helps, i am a first time offender, and they gave me the right to seal my case after completing my probation.


 thank you so much in advance.

#2 FindLaw_Sarah


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 10:16 AM

The answer really depends on the individual circumstances.

You can use these resources for assistance:
Good luck.

#3 Immigration_Lawyer_PE


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:22 AM

Deportation is based on the statute of conviction (which you haven't provided). Retain counsel to assess possible deportation (and mandatory detention) prior to filing to renew your card.

Philip Eichorn
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