If I was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia but not convicted, can I still pursue a degree in criminal justice or nursing?

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If I was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia but not convicted, can I still pursue a degree in criminal justice or nursing?

Asked on June 18, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Employment applications with questions about a criminal record usually just ask about conviction.  Since you were arrested, but not convicted, you can answer no to a question about being convicted of a crime.

You should not have a problem if you want to pursue criminal justice or nursing; however, you might want to take a look at sample employment applications in those fields to see the precise wording of questions regarding a criminal record.


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