Omitted arrest in previous visa applications

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I hold an Indian passport and was involved in a road accident in India, for which I was arrested, presented in court and subsequently acquitted. Arrests in India are quite different from the US - it is quite procedural; there was no reading of rights or detention, and court proceedings were in a local language which I don't speak, read or understand. Since I wasn't aware of this arrest until recently, I had inadvertently omitted this information in 3 B1 US visa applications thereafter - 1 successful and 2 unsuccessful.

I am planning to apply for an L1 visa, and now that I know of my arrest, I would like to disclose it. How would the US consulates treat this, and how would it affect my visa prospects? Is there a procedure to clarify that the omission was not willful?

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