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I pleaded out on the DV misdemeanor without ajudication a few years ago. Is it consi

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I pleaded out on the DV misdemeanor without ajudication a few years ago. Is it considered a conviction? How will look during a background check?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 2 years ago.
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My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced criminal lawyer.

I think you're saying you got a deferred adjudication. That is, you took a plea, successfully completed your sentence, and then the case was set aside. That would not count as a conviction. Your record would show the arrest and the dismissal of the charges unless/until you take proactive steps to expunge or seal the dismissal from your criminal history if your state would allow you to do it.