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When applying for citizenship, is it better to use a lawyer if you can afford it?

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Are there any statistics on this?:  Are citizenship applications processed faster if you use a lawyer?  Are there greater success rates if you use a lawyer?  On average, how long does it take from filing an N-400 to being sworn in without a lawyer, 6 months?  How long does it take with a lawyer?  Is someone out there keeping statistics?
asked Jun 12, 2012 in Legal Topics by anonymous
retagged Jun 13, 2012 by losmurfs
   

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If you can afford a private lawyer, you should hire a criminal lawyer.  If you're not a citizen, a criminal conviction may create problems with immigration. . If you can afford it, you should seriously consider hiring a deportation lawyer. Evidence that the applicant is complying with such a payment plan has, in some cases, been accepted by USCIS as sufficient proof of good moral character. Still, this is a tricky situation. Your best bet is to get expert help from both a tax professional and an immigration attorney. The immigration attorney. For more information you can refer this link.
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/i-owe-back-taxes-can-i-still-apply-us-citizenship.html
answered Jul 30, 2013 by lkelly Inquisitive Expert (34,540 points)

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