SF 85P Question 20.1 Advice

Need a little advice on filling out the SF 85P. I know it only asks for the past 7 years on the form for criminal conduct in section 20.1. Would it be better to say yes even if my misdemeanor is outside of that scope (11 years)? I don’t want it to seem like I’m hiding anything when it inevitably comes up on my fingerprints, but I also don’t want it to seem that I can’t follow directions with what it’s specifically asking.

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Does seem that way. Be literal.

Don’t report it if it’s past the time frame that it’s asking. Yes, be as honest as possible through the entire process but you also don’t want to bring up more that doesn’t apply and raise further questions. If it’s not relevant to the question don’t volunteer it or you may have to extra explaining to do.