Do I need to disclose to an employer that I entered in a no contest plea even if PTI prg was completed?Does a no contest plea mean a conviction?

I was arrested for felony shoplifting in 1994 in GA. I entered no contest and successfully completed a PTI program. I am currently applying for employment and the employer is asking for all convictions, guilty pleas and no contest pleas. The verbiage on the employer’s form reads as this:”When completing this section, do not disclose information regarding convictions that have been judicially sealed, expunged, eradicated, impounded or dismissed”.Do I need to disclose the no contest plea to the employer even if terms of PTI was completed? I assume the case was “impounded” or “dismissed”.

Asked on June 15, 2009 under Criminal Law, Georgia


N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If your conviction was in fact judicially dismissed, impounded, eradicated, expunged, or sealed, then you do not need to disclose it. Don't assume, ask the court if the conviction was in fact dismissed as a result of your completion of PTI.

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