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After I graduated from college (about 2 years ago), I was out with friends and we got a disorderly conduct misdemeanor. It was a VERY minor crime. There is nothing else on my record. I think I should have listed it because it also asked to list misdemeanors. I forgot at the moment since I was never asked before and it never came up in my previous jobs.

I had already submitted the form that didn't self disclose any past convictions. The background check is still pending. Do I need to contact my recruiter? I can still disclose supporting documents to HireRight so I can still make sure I listed the misdemeanor even though it wasn't in the official document.

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    I was out with friends and we got a disorderly conduct misdemeanor. It was a VERY minor crime Note that the vast majority of people never get even this kind of record, so many people will not consider it minor. It certainly would look far worse to seen to hide it, intentionally or not, even to people who regarded the original offense as minor. – StephenG Jul 29 '18 at 5:43
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Should you get the job if it is based on some form of a lie?

I would advise to tell the truth and own it - you get to be the one painting the right picture.

If they find out - you will be perceived as someone who tried to deceive them, and if they won't find out - you will be in fear that this will be discovered eventually (what then?).

On the other hand - if you get declined, I wouldn't think that was because you revealed some facts too late, but because of the facts themselves.

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