My employment was terminated after only a few days on the job because I did not reveal a conviction on the employment application. My conviction record dates back over 35 years ago, when my charges were changed to "disconduct" (Is "disconduct" an abbreviation for disorderly conduct?) and I received 1 yr conditional discharge and a small fine, according to the FBI file, which was read off to me by my employer.
At the time of the police incident, my attorney, who is no longer around, made it sound like the charges were reduced to a traffic violation. He also said that I would not have a criminal record, which is why I answered negative on the application. I still do not know what the actual classification of the conviction is, i.e., "Misdemeanor" or "Violation" or other, and I'm waiting weeks to read the wording of the actual disposition.
My first problem is that I cannot prove that I did not intentionally falsify the application and my second problem is that I do not know how to answer on future applications. I need to get employment quickly, so I will be grateful for any guidance or suggestions you may have. Thank you.