I can’t find any police record on myself and passed 2 background checks, do I have a criminal record?

I was arrested for domestic violence 4 years ago. It was a class A misdemeanor. I pleaded no contest, and was given deferred judification if I completed 50 hours of community service and if I completed a assault class.In return the lawyer said I would have my record clean if completed.I completed everything and the charges were dropped. My dream job requires me to never been convicted of domestic violence. If I cant find any police record on myself does that mean I was not convicted ?

Asked on August 16, 2012 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

A deferred adjudication means that once you successfully complete all of the court ordered conditions, your criminal case is dismissed and will not count against you as a criminal conviction. This is why it is not appearing in criminal background checks because it has been dismissed. If it does appear, then you either need to provide proof that the case was dismissed or seek a criminal expungement altogether to erase it completely from your criminal record.


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