My case was sealed after conviction section 160.55 on 11/09/11.
The applications for PhD programs ask if " have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor, felony or other crime?" what should I say.
I believe that my lawyer at the time said that two three years after the case is sealed it's not on my records?
Family Law Attorney
Hmmm....Good question. In NY, I believe that sealed convictions for disorderly conduct are available to anyone who goes to the court where the conviction occurred. (quoted from another internet source). I don't believe it shows up on typical background searches that schools and employers might do.
If you are applying at a university not in NY, you are probably be good to go.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
You say NO because Disorderly Conduct is not a crime.
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Disorderly conduct is a violation, and not a crime.
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White Collar Crime Lawyer
You were convicted of a violation, not a crime. Only felonies and misdemeanors are "crimes." Assuming this is your only conviction, you do not have a criminal record and can honestly answer no to the question.
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