A New York lawyer believes Conor McGregor will avoid a criminal record over the UFC bus attack in April.
The Dublin MMA fighter is due back in a Manhattan court on Thursday after being charged with one count of felony criminal mischief and three counts of misdemeanour assault.
It is expected he will escape a custodial sentence which will allow him to keep competing in the US.
Civil and criminal lawyer Dimitriy Shaknevich believes he is likely to cut a plea deal.
"Immigration as it relates to criminal consequences is a grey area, there's really no black and white," he said.