If Ihad a felony and it was vacated, doI still have to answer yes on a job application when asked if ever convicted of felony?

UPDATED: May 15, 2009

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If Ihad a felony and it was vacated, doI still have to answer yes on a job application when asked if ever convicted of felony?

I had some felonies and had them vacated. Do I still need to answer yes to the question on job applications if ever had a felony?

Asked on May 15, 2009 under Criminal Law, Florida


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

It depends on what you mean by "vacated."  If the convictions were overturned on appeal, and they never went back to trial but just dropped the charges, you haven't been convicted.  If you've gone through a legal process and had a court order expunging the records or something along those lines, you should be able to answer "no."  Please check with the criminal defense attorney who helped you get the convictions vacated, or take the paperwork that proves that they were vacated to a lawyer in your area, to make sure.  One place you can look for attorneys near you is right here: our website, http://attorneypages.com

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