Hi, I need to renew my greencard which is expiring, but I have a misdemeanor conviction that bothers me. Background info:
- Misdemeanor conviction for 2nd degree burglary (shoplifting at department store). It was a felony charge reudced to a misdemeanor, pursuant to PC 17.
- Sentence was 240 hours of community service and caltrans.
- 3 years informal probation
- No further trouble with law
2nd degree burglary is considered crime of moral turpitude. However, i was not imposed a sentence of 364 days, will I be given a "petty offsense exception"? 3 years probation is not considered a sentence, right?
Based on these facts, do you think the renewal will be rejected?
Also, if everything goes well and the renewal is granted, will I still be able to travel out of the country?
Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.