I have recently been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana >1 gram and drug paraphernelia. I am an 18 year old green card holder. What should i expect for consequences aswell as immigration problems?
Of course I agree consultation with a lawyer specializing in Immigration Law is always your Best Option. My non-lawyer opinion is based on your [factual information] post, deportation is unlikely. I found some helpful information pertaining to your situation (OP) at the USCIS website.
Please note there is a lot of information contained within the [USCIS] website, and at times can be challenging to navigate to find specific information as it pertains to your circumstance.
A USCIS Inter Office Memo (Dated Jan 19, 2005) Attachment 1, “Waiverable Conduct Contained in the Statutory Bars to Establishing Good Moral Character”. I have paraphrased [below] some of that information relevant to this discussion.
Provision of INA: INA § 101 (f)(3). Someone who committed or was convicted of either a crime involving moral turpitude or a crime relating to a controlled substance that doesn’t fall within one of the exceptions set forth at INA § 212(a)(2)(A)(ii).
Conduct Waiverable? Yes, for CIMT. Waiver available for drug offense only available for single offense of simple possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana.
Reference Source: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=e01051b4b1af3110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e01051b4b1af3110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD
Quoted from the USCIS I Link (quote is below the link): http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.f6da51a2342135be7e9d7a10e0dc91a0/?vgnextoid=fa7e539dc4bed010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=fa7e539dc4bed010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&CH=act
(3) a member of one or more of the classes of persons, whether inadmissible or not, described in paragraphs (2)(D), (6)(E), and 18c/ (10)(A) of section 212(a) of this Act; or subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 212(a)(2) and subparagraph (C) thereof of such section (except as such paragraph relates to a single offense of simple possession of 30 grams or less of marihuana); if the offense described therein, for which such person was convicted or of which he admits the commission, was committed during such period;
I'm not a lawyer. This is only my opinion /suggestion. Most Replys' are based on information provided by the "original post" (OP).