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A conviction is a formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, made by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law.
With respect to question 2 a conviction means a finding of guilt. Normally a conviction follows a guilty plea, or a trial. When you plead guilty a court will find you guilty of the charge based on your plea. This question while similar to the first may be only to differentiate a conviction that was overtured after being found guilty or pleading guilty. It would also cover a situation that a conviction is deferred for a period of time. Some States have what is called deferred adjudication. In some States you must plead guilty to the crime, however a formal conviction is not done if you successfully complete the program effectively the plea and charge are dismissed. In you case if you answered yes to question one you will have to answer yes to question 2.
Question 3 is asking if you were sentenced to jail time and served any time. Time awaiting trial would not count.
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