Asked in Criminal Law for Massachusetts

Q: If I received a CWOF and completed probation (case now dismissed), do I have to answer yes to this question?

Have you ever been convicted of any crime or offense, whether State or Federal, including offenses categorized as misdemeanors, high misdemeanors, or felonies? You should include convictions under any circumstances such as, but not limited to, a plea of guilty, Non Vult, Nolo Contendere, No Contest, etc., or a finding by a judge or jury. You do not need to include convictions that were overturned on appeal.

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Lissa McKinney
Lissa McKinney
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Acton, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: No, as phrased you do not. By definition, a CWOF is not a conviction as it did not result in a Guilty finding.

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