You should check with a local lawyer to determine whether GA counts a DUI as a misdemeanor. In NJ, where I practice, is not counted as a misdemeanor, but rather as a traffic offense. Hence, if GA treats it the same, no you would not have to report it, unless specifically asked.
Best of luck!
Adam S. Malamut, Esq.
In Georgia, a conviction for a DUI is considered a misdmeanor conviction. A plea of Nolo Contendere ("no contest") simply means that you are not contesting the charge(s) against you and are in essence admitting to the factual basis of the charges against you. Which apparently is what you did. The benefit to a no contest plea is non-existent in a DUI case unless there was an accident invloved and you were trying to prevent civil liability attaching to you. A plea of No Contest counts as a conviction. As a side note, my employers ask different questions about your criminal background so read the questions very carefully and if you think your potential employer may not find, then I would suggest to you to re-evaluate your answer before submitting the application. Good Luck to you.
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