Criminal history on job applications?
I am a 16yr old in WA looking for a job. I had been prosecuted several months ago with a gross misdemeanor but have gone through the diversion process. They said i have a criminal "history" and not a criminal "record." Does this mean i need to list it on job applications? thanks in advance
1 attorney answer
There is a difference between a diversion in juvenile court and a deferral. You should check with your local juvenile court to make sure you did a diversion, not a deferral. They will also be able to tell you if you have a criminal history and/or criminal record (they are basically the same thing). If you did a diversion through a youth diversion program and have no other criminal violations, you likely do not a have criminal history.