I'm a student with an F-1 visa and was arrested for public drunkenness and lewd conduct. I have hired a criminal lawyer to resolve the case (I pleaded not guilty). The trial date is coming soon. Here is my questions:
1. I will apply for an H-1B visa soon, will the fact that I was arrested jeopardize my chance? If I apply for a green card will this jeopardize my chance?
2. If I go back to my country, and need to get my passport re-stamped with a new visa, should I declare the fact that I was arrested? How will this affect my visa application status?
Does anyone have similar experience or advice? I will appreciate any reply....