I have an arrest record that dates back to September 2009, I was walking back home from a party in an inebriated state. I was stooped by a Police officer and taken into protective custody (He said it was for my own safety and he cant let me off alone in this condition) and had to spent a few hours in the police station (I was fingerprinted as well). After that I was released in the morning and then on the court date payed a fine and was relieved of amy charges.
My record has been clean apart from this, I am planning to go back to India to get my H1 B stamped sometime in December this year.
I have a few questions and concerns :
1. Since i was fingerprinted i am sure the Vo will see that in his system, what are my chances of getting my Visa delayed.
It will be more than 3 years at the time of the interview and I already have the certified court records to confirm my case.
2. I will be writing the truth in DS 160 form regarding the arrest but I am apprehensive, I am concerned that the VO does not treat it the same as DUI (I was walking home), mine is a completely different case.
3. I am planning for stamping in New Delhi, the fact that the case has been more than 3 years old and I do have a clean sheet apart from that, will this work in my favor ?
4. I have the certified court records, do I need any additional documents to support my case ?
Any help/advise from you guys will be very helpful ..