I am about to apply for a visa to visit the US for a friend's graduation this summer. I am a non-eu national living and working in the UK.
As part of the application, I need to check a box indicating if I have any arrests, criminal convictions etc.
I don't have a criminal record but I have ever been issued a fine for a driving offense. The charge was posted to me and I was to be arraigned before court but I had moved house when the charge sheet was posted so did not receive it. A warrant was issued for my arrest and I had the police calling to inform me. I turned up at the police station and was processed for court that morning where I was fined by the judge - it was an issue with misunderstanding over how insurance works in the UK and it was on a car I was purchasing, nothing criminal.
To prevent any misunderstanding at the US visa office, I was looking at getting a police certificate but that form is just too long and frighteningly difficult to fill.
My question therefore is if a driving misdemeanor constitutes a criminal offense and if it's worth the gamble applying for a tourist visa without a police certificate.
[Sorry for the lengthy question]