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DS-160 HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ARRESTED OR CONVICTED FOR ANY OFFENSE OR CRIME, EVEN THOUGH SUBJECT OF PARDON, AMNESTY OR SIMILAR ACTION?

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I am planning on visiting my home country in couple of months. This is the first time I am attending the H1B visa interview and while filling in the DS160 came across a question "HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ARRESTED OR CONVICTED FOR ANY OFFENSE OR CRIME, EVEN THOUGH SUBJECT OF PARDON, AMNESTY OR SIMILAR ACTION?". Almost 9 years ago, I was given a citation (yellow slip) for "serve/sell beer during ill hours", basically in Texas you cannot do that before 11:00 AM and I did at 10:50 AM. So I had to go to the court and signed a no contest form as suggested by an attorney and was given a differed adjudication with a month of probation. Now when i looked at the county court records, and the case description says "*** JN CLOSED ***" and disposition description says "dsmd-defr adjud" and judgment description says "NC-DEFR ADJUD TERM" and the reduced offense code has 0 as value.  How should i answer this question. Should I say YES or NO? Thank you for your responses in advance.

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On ‎11‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 7:19 PM, augustj said:

I am planning on visiting my home country in couple of months. This is the first time I am attending the H1B visa interview and while filling in the DS160 came across a question "HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ARRESTED OR CONVICTED FOR ANY OFFENSE OR CRIME, EVEN THOUGH SUBJECT OF PARDON, AMNESTY OR SIMILAR ACTION?". Almost 9 years ago, I was given a citation (yellow slip) for "serve/sell beer during ill hours", basically in Texas you cannot do that before 11:00 AM and I did at 10:50 AM. So I had to go to the court and signed a no contest form as suggested by an attorney and was given a differed adjudication with a month of probation. Now when i looked at the county court records, and the case description says "*** JN CLOSED ***" and disposition description says "dsmd-defr adjud" and judgment description says "NC-DEFR ADJUD TERM" and the reduced offense code has 0 as value.  How should i answer this question. Should I say YES or NO? Thank you for your responses in advance.

Irrespective of the outcome, you should disclose this information. make sure you have all the evidence documents of final outcome. they may ask during the interview as they do not have access to the respective system.

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