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Hello Guillermo,
I am currently residing in the united states amd i hold a h-1b visa , I came to the US as a student on F-1 visa .After finishin my masters i got a job and changed ny visa status to h1b now i am planning to visit my home country and for my re entry i would need visa stamping for which i am schdduled for on 9/21.That said , I was charged with section 2307.24A Solicit prositution on 04/12/2016 i hired a lawyer and the lawyer succesfully expunged my case by NOT pleading me guilty.Now i have 3 questions regarding this :
1. In the visa interview that i am about to attend on 9/21 ,what /how should i be describing this incident to the visa officer ?
2. what documents should i carry to tbe visa interview , If i may be asked about the case?
FYI-I do have a letter from the court which says the applicant was pleaded not guilty.
3.When filing the DS160 i see a question that reads " have you been engaged in prostitution or procuring prostitutea within the past 10 years" should i be saying yes for the question, if yes what should i be describing in that section ?Thabk you and hoping for a quick response.

Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

You should have come here before you expunged the case. Now the situation is a little harder.

1) You tell the truth but without admitting the essential elements of the crime. You disclose that you were arrested but were not convicted.

2) You are supposed to take certified copies of the police report and court disposition. If you cannot get them because the case has been expunged, then you will need something certified by the court that says that the records do not exist.

3) Because you were not convicted, you should be able to answer no, but you must disclose that you were arrested. If you received a withhold of adjudication, that is still a conviction for immigration purposes.

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