Question by Nury : Is being charged with a crime the same as being convicted? My college application is asking if I have ever been “charged” with a crime. I was arrested for a misdemeanor, but they gave me a yellow paper (no jail), and four days later the case was closed, and when I looked it up online, the disposition said “nolle pros.” Best answer:
Answer by speakeasy
Being charged is not the same as being convicted. You are innocent until proven guilty. Many innocent people are charged with a crime and their innocence later proven in court.
I think it is wrong to ask if a person was ever charged with a crime. That proves nothing.
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