What Do I Have To Report When A Job Application Asks About My Criminal Record?

Being truthful on a job application is always the best option. Read the instructions and the question very carefully and be honest. If the question asks if you have ever been arrested, remember that a ticket for a Minor In Possession of Alcohol or Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Maintaining a Disorderly House, or any other misdemeanor, even though you were never physically taken to jail, the ticket is considered an arrest. And remember that even if you did pretrial diversion for a ticket/arrest, the police department that issued the ticket will always keep a record of the ticket/arrest. If you do pretrial diversion the charge will show up on police records as dismissed, meaning you have no conviction.