Is a nolle prossed case considered a conviction?

Question Details: I was arrested with grand theft charges but enrolled in PTI and completed successfully. My case was nolle prossed and later expunged. Currently applying for a job and don’t know what to answer when the ask if I have been convicted, plead guilty, or plead no contest to a crime. Would any of the three apply to me? Will the case show up in a background check?

N. Fleetwood Tilden / Tilden Law Answered 7 years ago| Contributor
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