When I was 18 (2008), I plead guilty to a felony conviction of theft -- likely a crime of moral turpitude. Since I was so young, the court granted me a youthful offender status that seals the case. However, I understand that in the eyes of immigration -- this is still a conviction. I was sentenced to 5 years of probation which I have recently been discharged from via early termination (2012).
My current status is a permanent resident and is expiring in 2017. However, this year I am eligible for citizenship. I know that the application for naturalization could trigger a check and I have a deportable crime on my record. What is the probability of that happening? Should I wait a few years? Even if I wait, will my outcome change?
I understand that my case is quite severe and the best advice you can give me is to consult an immigration attorney -- but I'd like to hear some second opinions.