When I was 19, I plead no contest to public intoxication. I was not officially "arrested" or so I'm told (all I received was a citation and was sent home with my parents). When I appeared in court for this claim they gave me my punishment (fine, service, suspension of license, courses, etc...) and told me that if I did not receive another alcohol-related offense before I turned 21, it would be expunged from my record. I didn't. Since then, I am finishing up medical school and applying to residency and filling out an application for my physician-in-training permit. On the application it says to disclose any arrests/convictions and states that "I though it had been expunged" is not a valid argument for finding something. Should I report this incident or deny any criminal background? Thanks!On a note, I was doing some further reading and it says that it is my responsibility to find out if my record has been expunged. How would I go about doing this in a prompt manner? I need to submit this form in the relatively near future. Thank you so much for your help.