No it's not a conviction. How you answer depends on what you are asked. This sounds like a class C. Many applications ask if you have been charged with anything greater than a class C. Yes, it can show up on a background check. You need to expunge it from your record. Then it won't show up anywhere and you can answer no to all these questions.
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Also it's a theft charge, which they go out of their way to specifically mention that they want to know about. Since it's a Class C, it might not show up on your record if it's out of a court that does a poor job of reporting to DPS. But if you don't want to have to worry about it again (and you don't, it's a theft charge) then you need to get it expunged. If you don't mention it, they might not find it on a background check. If you do mention it, they might not appreciate your honesty as much because the underlying charge is a theft, which is a crime of dishonesty. But if you don't mention it and they do find it, you won't be getting whatever it is you are applying for. This is why you need to have had it expunged yesterday, but certainly shouldn't wait any longer.Ask a similar question