a no contst plea is treated as a guilty plea by the court accept that the plea itself cannot be used in a civil proceeding against you.
It equates to a guilty plea for criminal purposes but is not an admission of guilt/liability for civil purpose.
So on a job application, you must disclose as a conviction if they ask. Many employers have specific look back periods. The US government asks about all charges (not convictions) in the past seven years andnthere are a few have you EVER questions...BTW if you fjail to disclose on a federal form it is new dishonest conduct and no matter how old it is and mitigated by time the new dishinest conduct probably wont be...
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A plea to nolo results in a conviction. Hence your answer to the question "Have you ever been convicted?" is "yes."
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