I was charged with petty theft in May of 2011. I was fortunate enough to have been able to go through the deferred prosecution program. If I am not mistaken this means once I was found in compliance that November my charges should have been dismissed. I have not yet been able to come up with the money to get this expunged. My job application asks: "Have you been convicted of or pleaded no-contest to a misdemeanor within the last five years?" I would like to be as truthful as possible. Is a deferred prosecution still considered a conviction?It's just a waitressing job. Nothing extensive.