My question involves criminal law for the state of: Alabama/Florida.
Long story, I will try to summarize. When I was about 21 I met a girl at a party, we hit it off well, exchanged #'s dated , had sex , etc For about 8 months. Her age was not what I thought it was, she ended up being 14 years old.
I live near the state line, I live in Alabama, she lived across the line in Florida, we were about 15 miles apart.
In Alabama I get charged with Rape II (consensual sex with a minor) In Florida I get charged with Lewd and Lecivious Acts with a person under 16 but over 12 (same thing, consensual sex with a minor)
So I go to court, I explained what happened I am given 3 years probation in Alabama, In florida they give me the same and run it concurrent. And of course it puts me on the Sex Offender Registry.
All of this happened in 2002, Now, fast forward to this last year.
My wife and I got married Jan of last year, we are both 28 years in age. Shes aware of my history and etc. I filed for immigration papers for her to come to the united states.
As you know the Adam Walsh Act denies most people, I have hired a lawyer and so for its been 7 to 8 months with no response on our papers , they may never respond or deny us completely.
I have had no other legal issues since the time it all happened in 2002. I explained everything to immigration, showing proof of all court documents, and rehabilitation, completed probation etc. So I am hopeful but who knows.
Now to my question, If denied for immigration, Can I legally move to my wifes country? I read often about sex offenders that captured for "failure to report" But I don't want that to happen to me, I want to follow the laws. And I'm not failing to report
So if I tell them my new address over seas , that does not count as failure to report , correct? And what about every 6 months that I am supposed to report? If I am no longer in the usa ? Do they mail a paper over seas for me to fill out and return?
I am extremely fearful that I will legally tell them I am moving, give them my new address overseas, and that they will later, disregard that and make up something, or say I didn't fill something out, and try to destroy My family
I only wish for peace with my family, without any future problems.
Thanks everyone for reading it all, sorry its so long.