Is being charged with a crime the same as being convicted?
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.”
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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