Why does the Board inquire about misdemeanor or felony arrests which did not tesult in convictions?

There are many reasons why arrests do not result in convictions, many of which have no bearing on guilt or innocence. Applicants are required to report all incidents, and to provide evidence of rehabilitation and current good character. The occurrence of an acquittal or dismissal is relevant but not dispositive of the issue. This is not to suggest that the Board will assume that any arrest was due to guilty conduct on the part of the applicant. The applicant's obligation is to be completely candid regarding all matters about which the Board inquires.