I got a traffic ticket (failure to yield) in TX, was given Deferred Disposition and got the ticket dismissed after safety class and paying fines ($250). I got an Order of Dismissal form that states "Finding: Case Dismissed Discretionary DSC". I have not expunged this.
For a government job application (Questionnaire for Public Trust positions), it asks the question "In the last 7 years, have you been arrested for, CHARGED with, or CONVICTED of any crime(s)? (Leave out traffic fines of fees less than $150)".
Should I say YES? Technically (for deferred disp) I was not convicted but I still got the ticket (plead nolo -> deferred -> pay fine/course -> dismiss) and will it show on the govt background check? Also, b/c the fines were > $150 should I say YES even if the ticket was dismissed?