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Can I choose no on a job application when being asked about convictions?

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Case Number:
Court Jurisdiction: county
Charge Type: misdemeanor
Arrest Date: 09/26/2012
Disposition: Dismissed
Outcome: NonConviction
Searched Jurisdiction: WAKE, NC
State: NC

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Based on info. you are providing, if it asks about convictions you can say No. If they ask about arrests, you must say Yes.


If you have not been convicted (found or pled guilty) then you can say you have not been convicted.

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