i was charged about 3 years ago in utah. i was not arrested but just given a court date. the charge ended in a plea of abeyance for my self. The exact wording on the form is "Have you been convicted, or plead guilty or 'no contest' to, a felony or misdemeanor offense within the last seven years?". it also states "DO NOT provide information relating to arrests that did not result in conviction.". Do i need to report my previous plea or am i ok to leave it off? i have not had it expunged yet. It was a class A Misdemeanor.
It sounds like this did not end in a conviction. If you completed the terms of the plea in abeyance then the court should have dismissed the charges, and you were not convicted. A prospective employer doing a background check would only see the dismissed charge and would not see a conviction.
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