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I was arrested for dwi but was only convicted of a civil

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I was arrested for dwi but was only convicted of a civil penalty in the state of New York
Does the arrest show on my record?
I applied for NYC corrections and received a pre employment background check. It asks if I was ever arrested. That is why I am asking
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Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 2 months ago

When it comes to the government, you need to disclose the arrest. Though this would be sealed and legally speaking, you could answer no, the state can always see what a commercial lawyer cannot. They will be less concerned with a dismissal of the charge and a civil fine than they would be with the fact that you are covering up when they asked you for what they can see for themselves.

Answer yes.

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