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redroses7

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Charged with assault causing bodily injury/family violence in 2012. Was always pulled in for secondary inspection. However, the last two times it did not happen. Charges were dropped after completing pre-trial diversion program in Texas. The maximum penalty for this offense is upto 1 year and the PTIP lasted 6 months. Does anyone know if the secondary inspection was skipped because 5 years since the offense? Also, does this qualify as a petty offense while renewing GC/applying for citizenship?

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Since when is a Domestic Violence arrest, causing bodily harm to a spouse, a petty offense? 

Perhaps an immigration lawyer you were advised to consult answer the CBP inspection query. 

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since it is a CIMT which happened more than 5 years after admission. Sentence was not more than 1 year and the actual punishment (community service/anger management) was not more than 6 months. Some of the lawyers we contacted even said that this is not a CIMT. I am wanting to know if anyone else is in the same boat.

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On 7/25/2018 at 11:57 AM, redroses7 said:

since it is a CIMT which happened more than 5 years after admission. Sentence was not more than 1 year and the actual punishment (community service/anger management) was not more than 6 months. Some of the lawyers we contacted even said that this is not a CIMT. I am wanting to know if anyone else is in the same boat.

Petty offense exception applies only to CIMT. You were convicted of CIMT (for immigration purposes) and seem to meet the 2 conditions, so you should qualify for petty offense exception. (I'm not a lawyer. Hire one.)

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