If I had a DUI about 5 years ago and received a Suspended Imposition of Sentence, does this constitute a conviction?

I ran a background check on myself and there was no record of convictions. I plan on running a background check on myself through the state next. I was told by the judge that the SIS after completion removed the conviction. My concerns are that the job market is too competitive to hire convicts. Is it a conviction or not?

Asked on February 3, 2013 under Criminal Law, Missouri


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written about the "suspended imposition of sentence" amounted to a probationary period for you to comply with other terms that the court may have imposed upon you where if you completed the terms the charge against you would be dismissed. This seems to be the case where you were not convicted of any crime and the charge as to the DUI was dismissed.

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