Q: Can I answer no to the question listed below if I was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor? No conviction occurred.
"Have you ever been convicted, pled guilty or pled nolo contendere to a felony of any kind or to a non-felony crime involving drugs or moral turpitude?"
I was charged with a misdemeanor for shoplifting. I completed PTI and was never convicted and never plead guilty. I then had the charge expunged.
The answer to your question is "yes". You can state that you have never been convicted, assuming this is your only criminal court case. PTI is not a conviction, it is a diversion program that allows you to resolve your charge without going to court and entering a plea.
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