I'm a qualified individual but have a background(no violence or sex crimes) I answered the questios honestly on the online app. and was called in for an interview within 24 hours..Is this a waste of time for someone with possession and forgery charges within the last 7 years??
Whether you answer honestly or not in a job application, they will verify and find out sooner or later. I don't think there's an option that will give you some advantages for answering honestly. It doesn't delete your past.
There's always a situation: look at yourself in a mirror and ask yourself if you would hire yourself... Anyhow, good luck and think twice next time ;)