Please note conviction of a crime is not necessarily a bar to employment. Each case is considered separately based upon specific job requirements.
You must disclose all convictions, including reckless and drunk driving convictions even if:
- It happened a long time ago
- It was only a misdemeanor;
- You didn’t have to go to court (your attorney went for you);
- You had no jail time or the sentence was only a fine or probation;
- You received a certificate of rehabilitation;
- The conviction was later dismissed, set aside or the sentence was suspended.
You may OMIT:
- Minor traffic violations;
- Any offense committed prior to your 18th birthday which was formally adjudicated in a Juvenile Court or under a youth offender law;
- Any incident sealed under Welfare & Institutions Code 781 or Penal Code 1203.45;
- Any offenses committed under Health & Safety Codes 11357(b) or (c); 11360(c); 11364; 11365 or 11550 as related to marijuana prior to 1/1/1976 or any other conviction mentioned in Labor Code 432.8.
If YES, please state: 1) date, 2) charge, 3) place, 4) court, and 5) action taken in the space below.