I had a misdemeanor shoplifting charge 4 years ago and was told that the case was a dead docket, what do I have to disclose on an employment application?

I had applied for a job and was offered the job pending my criminal background check. So since they asked me have I ever been convicted, plead no contest, or guilty to any crime, should I say yes or no?

Asked on September 3, 2013 under Criminal Law, Georgia


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Assuming that you have never been convicted of the criminal charge that you have written about then if the question is whether or not have you been convicted of a crime, your answer would be "no" since the charge was filed against you but there has yet to be a conviction.

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