I live in NYC, when I was 16 (2009) I was arrested for shoplifting, this resulted in a DAT, I went to court
, did two days of community service. When I went back last month to get a certificate of disposition, I see that the case was dismissed and sealed after 6 months.
My question is, when I apply for a job, Can I legally say I was never arrested or never convicted?
I did a NYS background check (CHRS) on my self and I see nothing came up.
Most employers ask if you have been ever convicted, and I haven't, as it was dismissed, but when they ask if you were ever arrested, what do I say?
I am applying for EMT positions through out NYC, if that makes a difference.