During a visit on a j-1 program 9 months ago, I was falsely accused by a coworker (who acted on bad faith) of sexual assault. I was investigated and the charges were dropped after about 2 weeks. I was not arrested. Now I want to visit the US again and on the DS-160 I read I should answer "no" if I have ever been arrested, however I've also read that I should bring certified copies of the disposition. I called every single office court I could find and none had any record on me since I was not arrested and the charges were dismissed. On one of them I could get the case number, and I was told to use mail to get copies of the report, which would take about 4 months. My interview is in a few days. If I go to the visa interview without these documents will it hurt my chances? What should I do?
If you were not arrested, answer 'no' and if asked, answer truthfully that you have never been arrested but were investigated. If you call the police department which investigated you, you may be able to get a police report. But no, the questions regards arrests, not complaints.
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