Alexander S. Mulgrew, Esq.                  (845) 639-4522
Deferred Action - Criminal Offenses

What offenses qualify as a felony?

    A felony is a federal, state, or local criminal offense punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than one year.

What offenses qualify as a "significant misdemeanor"?

    For purposes of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals a "significant misdemeanor" is a misdemeanor as defined by federal law (one for which the maximum period of imprisonment authorized is one year or less, but greater than five days) and that meet the following criteria:

1.    Regardless of sentence imposed, is an offense of domestic violence; sexual abuse or exploitation; burglary; unlawful possession or use of a firearm; drug distribution or trafficking; or, driving under the influence; or

2    If not an offense listed above, an offense for which the individual was sentenced to imprisonment for more than 90 days.  The sentence must involve time to be served in custody and does not include a suspended sentence.

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