If you are caught shoplifiting and items are less than three hundred and all the fomality is done that is peace office came d...

Full Question:

If you are caught shoplifiting and items are less than three hundred and all the fomality is done that is peace office came did the needfuls and asked you to come to the court on a given date. Will that make a problem in extending your visa or if you want to apply for immigration or green card and is there any way that u can avoid taking finger print or making record as that was ur fist attempt and amount was below three hundred.
09/26/2007   |   Category: Immigration   |   State: ALL   |   #9136

Answer:

Because shoplifting is a crime involving moral turpitude, it typically makes an applicant inadmissible. However, if this is the applicant’s only offense anywhere including the United States and any other country, she might be eligible for the petty offense exception. To be eligible, he/she must meet the following requirements: the alien has committed only one crime of moral turpitude; the maximum penalty possible for the crime for which the alien was convicted did not exceed one year of imprisonment; and the alien was not sentenced to imprisonment for a term greater than six months, regardless of the extent to which the sentence was ultimately satisfied. When multiple convictions exist, inadmissibility will likely be found.