All applicants: Do not include convictions that were sealed, eradicated, erased, annulled by a court, or expunged, or convictions that resulted in referral to a diversion program.
California applicants: Do not include misdemeanor marijuana-related convictions that are more than two (2) years old or misdemeanor convictions for which probation was successfully completed or otherwise discharged and the case was judicially dismissed.
Connecticut applicants: You are not required to disclose the existence of any arrest, criminal charge, or conviction, the records of which have been erased. Criminal records subject to erasure are records pertaining to a finding of delinquency or the fact that a child was a member of a family with service needs, an adjudication as a youthful offender, a criminal charge that has been dismissed or nolled (not prosecuted), a criminal charge for which the person was found not guilty, or a conviction for which the offender received an absolute pardon. Any person whose criminal records have been erased is deemed to have never been arrested within the meaning of the law as it applies to the particular proceedings that have been erased, and may so swear under oath.
District of Columbia and Washington applicants: Limit any response to the past ten (10) years.
Indiana applicants: Regarding arrests limit your response to pending charges for felonies and class A misdemeanors that are less than one (1) year old.
Massachusetts applicants: Limit any response regarding misdemeanor convictions to the last five (5) years and to those which were not a first offense for drunkenness, simple assault, speeding, a minor traffic violation or disturbing the peace. Applicants with a sealed record on file with the Massachusetts Commissioner of Probation may answer “No Record” with respect to: 1) all inquiries relating to prior convictions or arrests; 2) misdemeanor convictions older than five (5) years; and 3) first time convictions for simple assault, drunkenness, speeding, minor traffic violations or disturbing the peace.
Michigan applicants: Regarding arrests, limit your response to felony arrests awaiting conviction or dismissal.
New York applicants: All pending arrests or criminal accusations must be disclosed. You are not required to disclose arrests or criminal accusations that resulted in criminal actions or proceedings which were terminated in your favor. Do not disclose criminal actions or proceedings that were sealed or classified as youthful offender adjudications. An ex-offender who is denied employment may, upon written request, receive a statement of the reason(s) for denial within thirty (30) days of the applicant’s request for such information.
North Dakota and Oregon applicants: Regarding arrests, limit your response to pending charges that are less than one (1) year old.