Retail/Theft and ARD
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Retail/Theft and ARD
About a year and a half ago I got caught shopplifting I was arrested.. After I completed alll the classes and paid my fines I was given an ARD. My question is I am applying for a new jobs is have you ever been convicted of crime, I am not exactly sure how to answer this because I have been given conflicting answers someone told me to check no and I was told be someone else to check yes. So what would be the proper response to this question? Any advice would be great!
Asked on June 22, 2009 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
I'm not a Pennsylvania attorney, but my research suggests that successfully completing your ARD means that you have not been convicted of a crime, although the record of your arrest is probably still there.
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