I received a citation for misdemeanor theft 3 years ago but I was not arrested. I completed deferred disposition (16 hours of community service and a class) and now the charge reads as "dismissed" in the court's files. Will that show up on a background check? Would I be better off mentioning it even if the form for the job I'm filling specifically asks for convictions? Is it a conviction if the case reads dismissed in the court's files? Please help.Exact wording of the application: "If you have been convicted of a crime, describe the nature of the crime, the date and location of the conviction and the sentence. In addition, you must identify any pre-trial or post-trial diversion program you were referred to in connection with a criminal offense involving dishonest, a breach of trust or money laundering. A 'conviction' means a guilty plea, or a plea of no contest, a verdict or any finding of guilt regardless of whether a sentence was imposed by the court. Please be aware that the definition of 'crime' includes both felonies and misdemeanors, no matter how insignificant you consider the crime to be. You need not list or identify any other kind of arrest or detention that did not result in conviction."