Providence, UT asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Utah

Q: Does this mean I'm a convicted felon if I took a plea deal? I'm applying for jobs and my employer is asking that ?

So I've already been to court and I was charged with two felonies. One was Possession/Use of Dangerous Drug and the other was Possession/Use of Paraphernalia in the State of Arizona both felonies however I took a plea deal to take 3 years probation with the opportunity to be released at 18 months for successful program completion and no other violations. This took place back in August of 2017. One of the charges will be dropped completely and the other will be dropped to a misdemeanor. I've had zero violations and I'm applying for work that is asking me if I have every been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor and I'm wondering if I can legally say no I haven't cause I'm not sure if those felonies are on my record right now. I know that they are undesignated felonies but I'm not sure if that means they won't show on my record or if I can tell this employer no to having been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.

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Aric M. Cramer
Aric M. Cramer
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: If you pled in Arizona you need to consult with an Arizona attorney.

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