Should you put an MIP on an application if you haven’t been convicted yet?

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Should you put an MIP on an application if you haven’t been convicted yet?

I received an MIP a week ago, but have not had my court date, so I have no been convicted. I am now filling out a rental application and it asks for any arrests and convictions. I will be convicted in a few weeks of the MIP but I haven’t been convicted yet. On the application should I state that I have been convicted or not?

Asked on May 7, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Oregon

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the rental application that you have asks specifically if you have ever been arrested or convicted of a crime, then you need to answer the question honestly by stating that you have been arrested.

Since you have not been convicted of the minor in possession of alcohol charge (MIP), then your answer to the conviction portion of the question should be "no" at this particular point in time.


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