You can accurately and truthfully answer that you have not received any conviction as a result of this charge. A deferred prosecution is not a conviction, as long as successfully completed.
Def. Pros. does not require a guilty plea or a finding of guilt. In fact, a plea is never part of deferred prosecution. Therefore, you have NOT been convicted or pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor.
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