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Ms Melanson is correct. The charge is a misdemeanor, so it has some consequences.
Attorney's have different price packages. Most of them offer free consultations. If one works for you I recommend using them.
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Consult with some local attorneys and compare prices. Also make sure that your attorney understands what outcome you will need to avoid a problem with your visa. Unfortunately, not knowing the law and cultural differences aren't real defenses against this charge.
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