If I was arrested for possession of cocaine but the DA rejected the case, will this affect my guard card status?

I am 55 years old and have never been convicted (or even arrested before this).

Asked on September 28, 2014 under Immigration Law, California


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

I can surely understand your worries with this matter.  An arrest alone does not cause a problem with your status if it does not result in a conviction.  It sounds here like the matter was dropped by the prosecutor.  I would, however, speak with a lawyer about expunging your arrest record and getting your fingerprints back.  Good luck.

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