Fiance Visa, criminal record from when I was 16

I am soon to marry my fiance, whom I have been in a long distance relationship with for 3 years. This means I am about to undergo the process of applying for the Fiance K1 Visa to the USA.

The downside to this is that 11 years ago (when I was 16), I was arrested and charged with GBH with intent. As I understand it, due to me being under 18, this does not fall under a crime of moral turpitude. Also, without going into the details of the crime, it was self defence which went overboard as agreed by both parties in court. I got fined and probation as a result of this yet did not get any form of jail time in a young offenders institute.

I know this conviction will show on my criminal record but since I was so young and it was also 11 years ago, how much does this hinder my chances of gaining my K1 visa? I am incredibly nervous about starting the whole process now.

I know the US are keen on past criminal records of any sort.
A mate wanted to visit Disneyland with his family, but he'd had a conviction of fiddling his electricity meter a very long time ago.
They made him do a formal visit to the US embassy and grilled him about that very old one off crime before he eventually got his tourist  visa.
A very serious violent crime when applying for long term visa is going to get looked at carefully.
I suggest you gather every piece of evidence and information you can get hold of for when they quiz you about it; court reports, anything you can get your hands on, especially if it shows you were acting in self defence at the time. Also, get a police criminal record check from your area police station as that'll sow no further criminal activity since that single issue.
I've just gone through a legal matter (Nothing wrong, just formalities as part of a process I'm engaged in) where I faced an interview about pretty much everything you can think of, but my over-planning got me through as I'd anticipated pretty much everything they asked me about, and had printed evidence to back me up.
Wasting a little time early can save you a lot of hassle later.

It depends on the serious nature of the crime. If it is terrorism related, or sexual (rape), or any crime that may be considered a felony, you may have a hard time, especially if it happened in the last ten years. However, if it is just a misdemeanor and it was more than ten years ago, it wouldn't matter much.

tjacksonjr :

It depends on the serious nature of the crime. If it is terrorism related, or sexual (rape), or any crime that may be considered a felony,.

GBH with intent is an attack that caused serious injury; the 'with intent' means you went there to get him, not just a random meeting that went too far.
Pretty serious stuff.

While this is the true definition, the details of the crime weren't as such.  Without boring you with the details, I was attacked by a friend of a friend who was older than me at the time and I defended myself with a bottle. The "intent" part of the crime was added because the bottle I defended myself with was broken meaning I had the intention of cutting him.
As a 16 year old in court, I was not aware of how the slightest word makes all the difference and my legal representation didn't inform me of the true definition. I had no intention of cutting him, I wanted him to stop punching me and was not aware the bottle was broken. Even the prosecution described it as self defence that went too far.

That being said, I was under 18 and it was 11 years ago.  I am hoping this doesn't fall under moral turpitude, I have done nothing wrong since then so saying I got my life back on track doesn't even accurately describe my situation. I was never off track, I defended myself with the wrong bottle. Had it of not been broken, I would have been completely let off as it would have been deemed full self defence.

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