Usually job applications don't ask whether you've been arrested, because that dosen't mean much ("innocent before proven guilty", and all that). They usually ask whether "have you been convicted of a crime", which technically means a felony or misdemeanor (something punishable by more than 15 days in jail, and not a criminal violation or traffic infraction, which is something with less of a penalty, such as a fine).
Unless you've been convicted of a crime (even if you got probation or a suspended sentence), you can answer "no" to this question. And even if you have to answer "yes", an employer cannot necessarily dismiss your job application under state and federal civil rights laws (see links below)
Arrests records are usually sealed with ACD after time set by court if you stayed out of trouble.
Hire a lawyer to protect your legal rights. Good Luck.
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