« on: March 06, 2007, 03:45:03 PM »
Only "convictions" can be expunged. So if, in fact, your arrest was expunged, then you were convicted and need to disclose if the application asks about convictions. If you were not convicted then the charge would have been "dropped" and you would need only to disclose when the application mentions arrests.
However, as much as you think that your checkered past may hurt you, if you provide a good addendum then it will not be a problem whatsoever. That being said, I sent the same addendum to all schools regardless what they asked in an effort to keep from having to write multiple disclosures (I had a couple of convictions, one of which had been expunged). Good luck. You'll be fine.