I was sixteen years old and I threatened a teacher at school with a knife. Very silly thing to do. I was charged with "threatening behaviour" and "possession of an offensive weapon". The judge gave me an "alternative to custody" sentence due to my proactive attendance of anger management counselling. I can't quite remember exactly what the terminology was but essentially I had to be on best behaviour for 12 months otherwise this charge would be added to any further law breaking sentence.
I have not had any issues with breaking the law (not even a speeding fine) since I was sixteen in 1995. I have an MBA and work in a top firm as a marketing executive (not sure if that will help me)
Thank you for your help.
No problem for the delay, better to wait for a full and correct answer.
I was tried as an adult, and certainly condition Ai was met- I admitted the charge and a plea of guilty.
Section Aii is not so clear. I was not given a custodial sentence, I did not have my liberty taken away and I spent no time in jail. However the sentence was called "alternative to custody" and to the best of my memory there were stipulations such as a promise not to get into any further trouble and perhaps some !meetings with a probation officer.
Section B I do not think applies as this specifically mentions a period of confinement and imprisonment which did not occur.
Another thing that may be relevant: as this is considered a violent crime the British system will never wipe it from my record, and I must declare it if I ever get a government job, work in healthcare or as a teacher etc.
212(d)(3) waiver which can either be done by the immigration officer at the interview or after just on their computer (take a look at this link):
or on form I-192 which can be found at www.uscis.gov/forms. You can find more information here:
As to whether or not your company will fire you because of this, that I cannot say. If you failed to disclose to them when you should have, they probably would. If you were not required to disclose, they shouldn't since it was a long time ago and you were a minor, but I cannot say for certain what they would do. They may keep you on, but they just may not transfer you anymore to the U.S.
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