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I was arrested for a misdemeanor and i hired a criminal defense attorney who got the case DISMISSED via PC1385 without any conviction,probation.fine etc. So, can in future job application etc i can write no on any conviction part in any form?

San Jose, CA -

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Robert Laurens Driessen

Robert Laurens Driessen

Criminal Defense Attorney - Irvine, CA
Answered

Yes as you were not convicted. Your attorney that did a great job for you could have answered this as well.
Robert Driessen

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Jerome Jacques Haig

Jerome Jacques Haig

Criminal Defense Attorney - Torrance, CA
Answered

The short answer is "yes." But you should get a certified copy of the docket showing the case was dismissed. You never want to rely upon the accuracy of a background check. If you have the certified docket handy, then you will be able to show it to a prospective employer quickly.

Jared Christian Winter

Jared Christian Winter

Criminal Defense Attorney - Oakland, CA
Answered

Yes

Harry Edward Hudson Jr

Harry Edward Hudson Jr

Criminal Defense Attorney - Stockton, CA
Answered

You may.

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Bernal Peter Ojeda

Bernal Peter Ojeda

Criminal Defense Attorney - Woodland Hills, CA
Answered

Yes, case was dismissed so no conviction resulted.

Kiarash Feyzjou

Kiarash Feyzjou

Criminal Defense Attorney - Riverside, CA
Answered

Yes, you may. But perhaps if the charges imposed against you were unreasonable to have been brought in the first place, you may able to file a petition for factual innocence which would clear your arrest record, if, you were actually arrested as well.

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