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Hello I am applying to a job and it asks specifically Have

you ever been convicted of...
Hello I am applying to a job and it asks specifically Have you ever been convicted of a crime (felony, misdemeanor or violation), including military conviction, other than a minor traffic violation?
I live in Florida and received a adjudication witheld for a disordely conduct charge. Am I safe to answer No.
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An adjudication withheld is not a formal conviction for criminal law purposes (although in certain instances it can have similar effects, such as constituting a conviction for DMV purposes, if it was for a DUI, etc...). So it's entirely accurate to say that you have not been convicted, because this is not legally a conviction.

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Ok great thanks

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It could still show up on your criminal record, as an arrest, etc... in that it's not an expungement, but it's not a conviction and therefore you can certainly answer "no" when asked if you've been convicted.

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