Domestic Violence

#1
Hi back in 2014 i was arrested for domestic violence, in march same year i was issued green card. after my arrest the judge order me to take several different classes no probation. I took all the classes as required by the court and then the judge dismissed the case. same time my wife has signed the affidavit with DA office in regards of dropping the charges.
My question is that you have to wait 3-5 years to apply for the citizenship after getting your green card. I have not traveled outside USA and have not been arrested for anything may be traffic tkt. Should i apply for citizenship now or wait little longer or there is a chance for me to get deported. If i can apply for citizen do i have to be married or what if i am separated or divorced. My green card was issued to me through my spouse, please your help will be highly appreciated.
 

Jbuff

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#2
Hi back in 2014 i was arrested for domestic violence, in march same year i was issued green card. after my arrest the judge order me to take several different classes no probation. I took all the classes as required by the court and then the judge dismissed the case. same time my wife has signed the affidavit with DA office in regards of dropping the charges.
My question is that you have to wait 3-5 years to apply for the citizenship after getting your green card. I have not traveled outside USA and have not been arrested for anything may be traffic tkt. Should i apply for citizenship now or wait little longer or there is a chance for me to get deported. If i can apply for citizen do i have to be married or what if i am separated or divorced. My green card was issued to me through my spouse, please your help will be highly appreciated.
I'm no lawyer
Assuming the Domestic Violence fell under the "Simple Assault" charge
I would apply now if it were me

Make sure to list the arrest and have the court Disposition showing the case was dismissed.
 
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