Hello! I was at the beginning of last year in the United States in an exchange program and a friend of mine was caught shoplifting. The store manager called the police and she was photographed and fingerprinted. Then she was released with a letter that asked her to appear in court. She was tried, and she chose to not ask for help not even a lawyer or public defender .. as we were coming to our country in a few days, the judge just asked her to pay a fee of 300 dollars and then would be released. She did everything as needed and went back to our country. But now, we were wanting to make a trip to the United States on vacation and needed the tourist visa. Is it possible the embassy to grant the visa to her? It was a case of primary defendant.. it is still on her record? Thanks!!