I receive a PTD for burglary, theft and MIP. Do I need to report this on job applications that ask if I have been convicted of a felony?
Although every jurisdiction is different, typically pretrial diversion means that the defendant is put on probation for a period of time without pleading guilty. At the end of the probationary period, if the defendant has complied with all of the conditions, the case is dismissed. This is not a conviction. If you did not plead guilty to anything or get convicted after a trial, you have not been convicted.
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Pretrial diversion in Kansas is a contract between you and the prosecutor. You agree to do certain things and stay out of trouble. The prosecutor agrees to dismiss the case if you do what you are supposed to do. If you are currently on diversion you have not been convicted. You need to read questions carefully. You have been charged, you have been arrested, you have a pending case, but you have not been convicted. You will not be convicted unless you violate the terms of your diversion and the judge revokes the diversion.
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