I have approved VAWA, I went in for my Adj interview, agent asked me about my crime (Grand Theft), cashed a bad check it was over $400 ($1000) and so a Felony which got Dismissed after Probation, I got a sentence of 120 days (went to work release for 40 days) and 3 yrs probation but was reduced to 1.5 years as I finished paying all the probation fees.
Few years later, I was falsely accused by an employer and arrested, I have an arrest record but no conviction, I am in process of getting that sealed by the court. I will be submitting all the information to the Agent soon as it's done.
In this case should I hire a lawyer for the next interview in order to explain this to the Agent. Do I need a waiver, agent was not sure & needs arrest record but sheriff policy will not give offender.