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Question: When I was 19, I received a Minor in Consumption. I completed a diversion program, and haven't had any similar incidents since then. Now I am applying to medical school, do I have to disclose the MIC on the application or did the diversion program dismiss the charges? Furthermore, if I do have to disclose this information, what would the offense be classified as?

Answer:

First, check what the application states. If it asks for any arrests then best advice would be to list it because technically it is an arrest. If it only asks for convictions, you do NOT have to list it. If you completed everything that was required of you for the diversion then you will NOT have a conviction record. Again, if you determine that it needs to be listed, Minor In Consumption is typically a Class 1 Misdemeanor. As stated, the diversion program is intended to remove from your record (if completing all requirements). You may still need to seek a Set-Aside (Arizona term for expungement). The following links will help guide you through the Set-Aside process.

http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/13/00907.htm

http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/CriminalCases/index.asp

 

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  • When I was 19, I received a Minor in Consumption. I completed a diversion program, and haven't had any similar incidents since then. Now I am applying to medical school, do I have to disclose the MIC on the application or did the diversion program dismiss the charges? Furthermore, if I do have to disclose this information, what would the offense be classified as?

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