Q: I was accused of shoplifting & completed the pre trial diversion program. How is this listed on my record, I was never convicted. I am reformed now. What will employer background checks reveal?
A: If you are offered and accepted into the Diversion Program, your case will be dismissed after a period of one year (thereby avoiding a conviction) as long as the requirements and conditions of your specific agreement have been fulfilled. As for an arrest record, ANY arrest will still remain on your police record/criminal check, however the &quot;conviction" aspect will show pretrial diversioncompleted, in lieu of a conviction for the Misdemeanor crime you committed.