I first applied for N-400 in 2008 after the final interview, the sent me deny letter & below are their reason:
When I was married to my ex-wife, supposedly ( i never did) one day she filed a police report stating I closed the door on her & busted her lips. I never knew about it untill few years later one night I got pulled over & officer told me I have outstanding warrant for Assult battery but he didin't arrest me. I then hired a lawyer & in court, she never showed up & charge was dismissed. I was never arrested or convicted or summoned to be in court.
So, on the interview, when officer asked me if i was ever arrested or convicted, I explained her the whole story. Also I told her that whole we were married, she was receiving housing assistance from govt. Also, at that time, I had a credit card acocunt that was charged off & was on public record.
So, they mentioned all those 3 reasons to deny my N-400 application & advised me to apply after 5 years so that I can establish good moral character. Now, recently I just renewed my green card for another 10 years & got the card in mail last month. I've been filing my taxes on time, no bad credit & no crime what so ever since 2008 when they denied me.
My main questions are if I was to go ahead re-apply for N-400 now, will they still hold on to the old reasons? Do i need to get a lawyer to apply or do it myself? If for any reason they deny this time also, will I be a subject of removal? FYI, my current wife is also a Born US citizen & we have 2 children together & I hold a well respected position in a well reputed IT company currently.
I will greatly appreciate & will be grateful to you for any advice you can offer me. Thank you!