Im a Lawful Permanent Resident, I was arrested but not convicted of a felony crime. I pled "No Contest" of a charge of Attempt of Theft in Second Degree (Attempt to commit an insurance fraud where the amount involved was $1.600) Judge put me in Probation for 5 years. The crime happened 1 year after I got my 10 year Green Card (Within the first 5 years of being a LPR). Probation is over.
I left the country 6 times since my plea date and I have never had any issues until last month when I did immigration at the airport. My finger prints popped in the immigration system. The Immigration officer gave me a Hearing date where the judge is going to decide wether Im going to be deported or not. They kept my Green Card and my Passport. I called Toll Free number of USCIS and they told me Im still a LPR.
My questions are:
1. Can I be deported for a crime where I was not convicted of???
2. Will it make any difference if I bring an immigration attorney to represent me at the Hearing?
3. If I can be deported and there s a decision of deportation, can I appeal??? (I have only one Hardship and is my wife; we don t have kids, I have paid all my court fees and fines, I pay my taxes every year and I have never been involved in any other crimes)