I shop-lifted when I was 17 years old I went to court and got send to some type of probation I finished everything went back to court and my case was dismissed. The questions is what should I answer on my application? I always get the same question. Do you have a felony? Have you been committed of a crime? I never know what to answer
A review of the court document would be in order to accurately advise you, but if you went on deferred adjudication and completed and the case was dismissed, then you have not been convicted and may answer accordingly. What you should really do is consult with a criminal defense attorney and see if you qualify for a non-disclosure, which will seal your record and make it a non-issue. Good luck.
If your case was dismissed through successful completion of deferred adjudication probation, then you have not been convicted of a crime. Whether the case was a felony depends on the value of the items taken. Contact the attorney who represented you on the original case about the exact disposition of the matter, and also inquire about the possibility of a non-disclosure.
As my two other Texas colleagues write - would need to see the court file/document of exactly what plea/offer you took and its terms. You may want to start be getting a copy of the disposition from the court since you say you got some type of probation. Perhaps you should ask the attorney who represented you as they would know what you did or do not agree to .
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