Chandler, AZ asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Arizona

Q: If I had a misdemeanor case dismissed, do I need to say that I was still convicted or pled guilty to a misdemeanor.

This is for answering disclosure questions on a employment background check for a becoming a loan originator.

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Mike Branum
Mike Branum
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: If the case was dismissed, you did not plead guilty and you were not convicted. Even if it was a delayed entry of guilt, if you completed the requirements and the Court dismissed the case without entering your plea, then you still did not plead guilty on the record and the Court did not convict you. Assuming the facts you presented are true and there are no other factors you have failed to disclose, it appears you are within your rights to state that you did not plead guilty and were not convicted of the misdemeanor which was dismissed.

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