I have a couple of questions. In a couple of weeks I have a pre-trial hearing for a second degree retail fraud. My lawyer is very optimistic in keeping my record clean with no conviction. Will they (the prosecutor or the judge) bring up and ask me about my immigration process? I am an F1 student and a professional as well and I am in good status.
Will they let the immigration know about this?
I know that it is ground for deportation, but what is the likelyhood of that happening?
My lawyer sais that usually the immigration doesn't have time for misdiminours and especially since I might end up with no criminal record anyways.
Also, in a year or so (I just received the approval for H1-B) I wanted to apply for a green card.
Will I even have a chance, or I shouldn't even bother?
My lawyer is a criminal defence lawyer and doesn't know too much about immigration.