Question by  Stush (28)

Should I put my deferred sentence on my job application?

I am applying for jobs and have a deferred sentence.


Answer by  malone (4817)

The application will ask if you've ever been convicted of a crime and then ask for details for a "yes" answer. That's where you can explain. Withholding the info is grounds for termination, if you were to be hired.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

Yes you should. The company will most likely do background checks, and you don't want them to find out that way. Besides, it's illegal to withhold this information.


Answer by  my2cents (264)

Not unless the job application asks about criminal record. If your deferred sentence means you have no criminal record that will come up on a police check then I would leave it out. The easy way to determine this is to go get a criminal record check done on yourself. Most local police departments will do this, often free.


Answer by  janedoe (701)

It will depend on your job. If the application asks for any convictions, you have to put your deferred sentence because it is technically a conviction.


Answer by  Anonymous

A defered sentence is not a conviction and you shouldnt put it on your application if you have successfully completed it. Also, it is NOT illegal to lie on an application, they just have the right to fire you if they find out (im not suggesting to lie on applications)


Answer by  kristina31 (305)

No you really dont have to but it depends on what state you are living in. But if you are in texas then there is no need because most jobs dont want to have to go through all of your background and find everything. also a defferred sentence goes off of your record after the completion of probation

Reply by dichi09ily (1):
hi sorry i know you basically answered the question, but i am 16 and applying for a job, i have a deferred statement, that i have successfully completed, now on my application i dont have to put it, because its supposedly off my record now?? correct?  add a comment

Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Do not list a criminal conviction, even if deferred, unless the job bars felonies and this is the only chance to explain why the felony is not a threat or risk to customers.

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