While being a student at college 9 years ago, Joe was convicted of possession of marijuana (a misdemeanor in that state) and received a suspended sentence. Joe now resides in a different state where the same offense is a felony. If Joe disclosed the matter on his application to ABC Securities, Joe’s registration may
A) be denied based on this conviction because the crime is a felony in the state where he seeks registration
B) not be denied based on this conviction because it was a misdemeanor in the state where he went to college
C) not be denied based on this conviction because it was 9 years ago
D) be denied based on this conviction because it was less than 10 years ago
I chose D since it’s less than 10 years, but the answer is B. I thought felony is felony regardless which states. So do I miss something here?? Please point me to the right direction. Thanks.