this on the I-485 application. Instead she answered "no". The result of this arrest for theft was 120 hours of community service which she did and the charge was "dismissed" and "expunged". I understand this is still considered a conviction in the eyes of immigration due to the community service time ordered. The USCIS did not discover this arrest prior to our interview. (in fact, I didn't discover it until years later). Since that time she has also been convicted of three other incidents of theft and another one which was dismissed after attending an offender's class. Can anything be done about this? I have custody of one child and joint legal custody of the other and concerned she may take them out of country when and if these crimes are discovered.