Maybe someone on here can help? my girlfriend / live in partner, who is a doctor, has recently been offered a job in the US, she is very keen to accept it but im a little worried about an investigation by trading standards which my business is currently been investigated for.
It is a trademark infringement case, which although doesn't sound too serious could potentially get me time in prison. My solicitor thinks that i am just going to get a warning which i can either accept (but get a criminal record) or i could not accept and fight it out in court, of which he thinks it would be thrown out (but he would say that as he wants our money).
So i have a dilemma, do i accept the warning and let it ruin my good reputation and my chances of moving to the US with my girlfriend or do i go though months of a stressful court case with the chance that i may be found guilty and lose my house etc. What i really want to hear from you guys is if a criminal record will have a detrimental effect on me getting a green card?