Back in 2009 I pled no contest (paid the fines) to a marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia charge (city ordinance violations). After checking my record on the Wisconsin circuit court website next to both charges it says " This is not a criminal offense and results only in a money penalty for this offense." I am currently filling out applications for jobs and some ask questions like "Have you ever been convicted of anything other than a traffic violation?" I am assuming I have to answer yes to that one right? I have another application that says "Have you ever been convicted (including a plea bargain) of a crime?" I have already been told there will be a background check for this job. How should I answer? Will these charges show up on the background check?I was reading that in WI you cannot be denied employment based on a criminal record unless the conviction is related to the position being applied for. Is this true? Since the job (manufacturing) requires a drug test could an employer use that to deny me a job based on my record even if I can currently pass a drug test? Also is there any process I can go through to have the ordinance violations removed from my record?