Q: How to answer questions regarding Charge and Conviction!
On a law application a question asks the following. Have you ever shoplifted any merchandise from a store or business?
I was charge with Shoplifting. The charge was downgraded and amended to Loitering. I had the following expunged, I understand this does not change the issue. How would someone go about answering this question in a gentlemen like manner. My thought was to answer no to shoplifting question but in the explanation box explain the circumstances of the matter. Thank you in advance.
A: You never were convicted of this behavior. More information is needed. What type of "law" application. Does the organization require full disclosure? I have never seen such s question before, they usually ask for convictions. The expungement order says you can answer that such charges never happened. But I do not know the requirements of the organization. Also shoplifting requires the intent to steal. If it was inadvertent it was not shoplifting anyway. But I still need more information.
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