I got convicted of a misdemeanor and i plead no guilty with not contest, but would i answer yes to that question?
This depends on the final outcome of the case. If you were ultimately convicted of the charge then your answer would have to be yes. If you were found not guilty then your answer would be no. However, any attorney would need more information before being able to provide you with an answer. I'd contact a criminal defense attorney to assist you with this.
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You should answer honestly and forthright. I believe your question indicates you pled no contest to a misdemeanor thereby suggesting an answer of yes to question posee.
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Based on what you said and how you worded the question it certainly sounds like a "yes".
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This is not a law question. This is a grammar question. "Or" indicates the disjunctive. So, for simplicity's sake, read the question without the clauses set aside by the "or."
"Have you ever green convicted of ... Any offense other than a moving violation?" Well, have you? "I got convicted of a misdemeanor."
You also did not plead "no guilty with no contest." You either plead "not guilty," had a trial, and were found guilty, OR you plead "no contest" which is saying you do not admit guilt but you do not want to fight the charge and agree that the evidence as the prosecutor would present it is sufficient to support a finding of guilt.
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Conviction means conviction, unless of course it was deferred with a dismissal. However, you have not indicated that your charge was deferred for a period of good behavior, so I will assume that you have a misdemeanor conviction on your record. When filling out a job application your chances of getting a job with honest and upfront information are much greater than being caught in a lie. Be honest and plan on explaining how this was an one time mistake and a humbling experience. Good Luck!
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