I completed deferred adjudication for a felony offense, and was discharged/dismissed from Community Supervision on 08/2009.
However, I paid a fine for a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in 2011. Would this count as a conviction?
Eligibility for nondisclosure is lost if you are convicted or put on deferred probation for any offense more serious than a fine-only traffic offense during the 5 year waiting period after completing felony deferred adjudication.
You are probably disqualified but there are a lot of deferral programs for this type of offense so the only way to answer your question with 100% certainty is to examine the case disposition paperwork for the POM.
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If the possession of marijuana charge was a class b misdemeanor or higher level offense, then you will be disqualified from obtaining an order of non-disclosure on your earlier felony case. Contact the attorney who represented you on the possession case to determine the level of offense and the final disposition.
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