Is court supervision under a federal pretrial diversion program considered probation?

Should I indicate that I have been on probation when filling out an employment application?

Asked on August 21, 2013 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Yes. What you have written about in your question is what is commoinly known as "court probation" as opposed to formal probation after being convicted of a crime. However, if you satisfy the terms of the "court probation" the charges against you most likely will be dismissed. In answering your employment question, you need to get a definition from your potential employer as to what "probation" means.

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