I had a criminal record for a misdemeanor, May I apply?

When your DV lottery application is selected, you will be required to present certified copies of court records (if the individual has been arrested) – The final decision is made in the consular process. Applicants who have been convicted of a crime must obtain a certified copy of each court record and any prison record, regardless of the fact that he or she may have subsequently benefited from an amnesty, pardon or other act of clemency.