If an individual pleads "no contest" to a misdemeanor charge, completes a probationary period, and subsequently "adjudication [is] withheld", does this mean the individual was "convicted" of the crime? For purposes of answering employment questions, for example, would you have to say you were "convicted" of the misdemeanor? There seem to be different answers to this question and it is very confusing!In the state of Florida yes. Employers view "adjudication witheld" as convicted. I was terminated from my job even though the record was sealed.