Few questions to Aaron who ever has accurate knowledge of internet law. id really appreciate it. i currently reside in CAlifornia so can you please answer accordingly.
q1) im about to apply for citizenship. how far back do they search criminal records for naturalization. i read somewhere in the internet around 5 years unless they have a reason to look further down?
q2) (important) i had a petty theft juvenile record in 96 when i was a minor prior to my permanent status. i got my green card in 98. is there a need to list my arrest in n-400 form or no? when i got geeencard 10 years ago no record came up for the juvenile offense.. i dont want to list a petty theft n get deported plus it was like 11-12 years ago. would this juvi record shows in their naturilzation search?
q3) i had a dui in 99 one year after my residency. now its close to 08. should i list my dui in the n-400? and send them the disposition file (misdemeaner). this one im guessin i should report to them cause i dont want to get in trouble.
q4) on the n-400 app it says dont list any traffic violation unless alcohol/drug related or over $500. do i report drivin on a suspended license or no (please check A&B below)
a) i had a driving on a suspended licence in city 1 in 99. i was on probation from the dui. i had a ticket and my car was towed (no arrests). does that make it moral turpitude?? or no? cause this is a traffic violation not arrest. plus i think the fine was under 500. also when i called the county, they dont have no record of it but only says my car was towed. would that show up in a criminal record?
b) driving on a suspended license city 2 in 2000. this time i didnt go to court. i called them up after few years. thinkin im gona have a warrant. i checked with superior court and pd and there is no record of that either. should i be worried about anything?