Company sent me information about conducting a background check. They said
If there is anything that you feel may appear during your criminal background check (no matter how insignificant or how long ago), please include a short explanation and date(s) of occurrence(s)
When I was under 18, I was cited for drinking underage. I had the charges dismissed and am in the process of having the court records being destroyed as I was a juvenile (government is behind and still hasn't happened after a couple months)
What should I do? I was told that because charges were dismissed I can always answer the questions about convictions as no. I can pull up my court appearances though pretty easily.
I was thinking if I had to write something that it would look like
"As a juvenile, I was cited on (insert date) for a misdemeanor in the state of ______. All charges were dismissed and legal representation has advised me that I can answer all questions in regards to employment as being record free. Also, the process of clearing my court records is ongoing and should be completed soon."