Providing false information on a job application is grounds for dismissal, even years later and would disqualify you from unemployment benefits. If asked, you must disclose. Minimimze the event. You were in an abusive relationship and you chose not to fight the charge because you needed to care for your children. Or whatever facts are true. DON'T provide all of these details to establish what a bad person your boyfriend was. That's the best you can do.
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A no contest plea still results in a criminal conviction. If an application asks for convictions you are obligated to report it; failure to do so, if discovered, can result in termination. You might want to look into the possibility of whether you might be eligible to have the conviction expunged from your public record.
If the application and/or employer asks you to disclose criminal convictions, then you will have to disclose your battery/domestic violence conviction on the application and/or to your employer. The factual scenario is not important, unless the application or employer asks for an explanation. In Nevada, if you pled no contest, the judge most likely adjudicated you guilty of the offense. You cannot have a criminal conviction expunged in Nevada. Rather, you may be able to go through the process of having your record sealed. Once a record of a criminal conviction is sealed, you may truthfully say that you have never been arrested for the offense. For further information on record sealing in Nevada, please visit www.recordseal.com.