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On a pre-diversion program what information should be given when asked if ever been convicted of a felony?

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I am struggling to find work. I am on pre-diversion program for 5 years with after one year of successful probation can file a motion in court for removal from probation. What info should be given on applications....I do not want to hurt my chances at a job. Also do they have any resources that help people in these situations on the internet? a certain website? Thanks!

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You should discuss this with the lawyer you had in court with you, however, diversion program usually "divert" you which means your guilty plea is never entered unless and until you violate the terms or otherwise do not successfullly complete the diversion program.

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It depends on the exact type of diversion program you are in. If you ever plead guilty even if it was held in abeyance then you have most likely been convicted. If this is a pre-plea diversion then you have not been convicted. You may want to talk to your probation officer or an attorney to assist you to make sure you are safe.

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