I'm applying for licensure in CA. I was arrested in Illinois when I was 17. The sweet age of 17 is considered an adult age in Illinois, so needless to say, I was fingerprinted, etc, etc. Luckily, all charges were dropped. When I applied for Illinois licensure, I ran into probs with the BON. I then had my arrest expunged by an Attorney. The only reason the BON questioned my application was because they found record that I was fingerprinted at some point in 1995. The Attorney also sent the Illinois BON a letter explaining that I was NEVER convicted, that all charges were dropped, no penalty fee was paid, etc, etc. I had my license within a week.THE CA BON wants to know about any convictions, even if expunged. Well, I was NEVER convicted, so should I still disclose this? I am reluctant to do so, because it can prolong the process by 8-12 weeks. Since everything pertaining to the arrest was expunged (including my fingerprints), I don't think it is necessary.