This is the wording from the embassy “Therefore, if you have ever been arrested/cautioned or convicted, you are required to declare it at the time you apply for a visa. As we do not pre-adjudicate visa applications, we cannot discuss future applications by email. “
So, you are required to disclose it however it is unlikely to stop you getting a visa and in any event, as this will appear on the record somewhere, the last thing you want to do is get to the United States and get turned back at immigration.
In fact, the documents required for the United States are quite Draconian and even require you to disclose arrests. The following is in relation to convictions in the UK will still apply for convictions or arrests in the United States
you would normally be denied entry for any crime which involves Moral Turpitude. No doubt, you won’t know what that is and that’s not surprising. Here is a definition from which you will see that you would be in the clear in that respect.
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