First of all, thank you for your time.
I am international student on an F1 visa. Last August, with a lot of coincidences, I have been charged with a 3rd degree felony - False Imprisonment, it was a rough night. The case is still pending at federal court, charged, but not indicted. I am an outstanding student according to the testimony of my adviser and my supervisor, also I have no criminal history. It is a total misunderstanding, but I guess I really should be cautious next time if someone wants to set me up...
DA think what I did is not a 3rd degree felony crime, but somehow, he felt I did something wrong, although he couldn't tell what is wrong, which is understandable, cause at least I am arrested by police. That's why he doesn't want to dismiss the case right now. He is considering to dismiss my case right before I get graduated.
Being alone here, I am really having a tough time. Now I am thinking to go back home for couple months, probably spending some quality time with my family will help me get over it. I will continue my research oversea, get my F1 visa renewed and come back US for graduation.
I have two questions here:
1. Can I get my visa renewed, when I plan to come back, if the case is still pending?
2. What if I wait until the case is dismissed, can I get my F1 visa renewed at that time?
I do appreciate your time!!!