Ok thanks for the explanation. You can apply for a work visa and be honest about your criminal history and take the documentations for the court to the interview. If you are denied the visa based on the conviction, then you can ask to apply for a INA 212(d)(3) waiver also called the Hranka waiver. If granted, you will be allowed to enter on the US temporarily.
Here is more information on the visa and how to apply http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/applying-nonimmigrant-visa-hranka-waiver.html . They will also help you in the US embassy/consulate if need be.
I know immigration issues sometimes seem complicated and confusing. If at any time you would like to have a more detailed consultation by phone or if you need help with application preparation or review, I can send you an offer for this legal service to you for a reasonable fee later on. You don't have to decide if you would like that now, but just letting you know it's an affordable option for you to keep in mind.
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