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.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.