Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, June 12, 2015
It will depend on how stringent that company is about such matters. You should try to get ahead of it if you can. I would see if your attorney can write a letter on your behalf explaining that to your knowledge, the matter had been resolved and you were advised not to disclose it. Then it may come down to how strongly the company feels about not disclosing such things when you apply. It also will depend on the incident and what, if any, connection it may have to the work you would be doing. For example, having a past DUI and applying for a job that requires you to drive, may be considered too much of a risk for some companies.