Q: If I had a criminal offense declared a misdemeanor can answer I no to "have you ever been convicted of a felony" ?
A: if they filed a misdemeanor, on an arrest, then if you pled to that Misdemeanor, you did not plead to a felony.
A: If you had a felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor (which is the way I'm interpreting your question), it depends on what type of question is being asked. For example, if you want to buy a gun a prior felony conviction will preclude you from doing so. The same holds true for most government jobs.
Whatever it was on the sentencing date, that is the answer. If it was reduced AT the sentencing, then is a misdemeanor. If the felony charge is reduced AFTER the sentencing, then you have been convicted of a felony.
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