Disqualifying Factors

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There are disqualifying factors that make a person ineligible to participate in certain Town of Cary activities (e.g., Cary 101 and the Hometown Spirit Award). Disqualifying factors include being found guilty* of any of the following crimes:

Sex Offenses

  • All sex offenses, regardless of the amount of time since offense.


  • All felony offenses, regardless of the amount of time since offense.


  • All misdemeanors involving a minor (unless the applicant was also a minor), regardless of the amount of time since the offense.
  • All misdemeanor violence offenses within the past seven years.
  • All other misdemeanor offenses within the past five years or more than one offense in the past 10 years.

Pending Cases

  • Applicant must disclose if any of the above charges are pending at the time of application.


*Guilty means that a person was found guilty following a trial, entered a guilty plea, entered a no contest plea accompanied by a court finding of guilty, regardless of whether there was an adjudication of guilt (conviction) or a withholding of guilt. This does not apply if criminal charges resulted in acquittal, Nolle Prosse or dismissal.