USCIS has the sole discretion to deny, revoke, or hold the processing of green cards or naturalization paperwork if you have a criminal history. If it is determined that your crimes are crimes of moral turpitude, then this may adversely effect your ability to petition for naturalization and may cause for the revocation of your green card and result in deportation. As an example, we have gotten many phone calls from clients who have domestic violence charges put on them from their spouses. If domestic abuse is occurring you should call the police immediately, however if you doing it because you are upset and the abuse is not really occurring, realize your actions have consequences. There are a variety of crimes that have severe consequences with USCIS petitions. Please call our office for a free phone consultation to further understand your legal rights.