When I was 17 I was a bit of a naughty boy( before I joined the army) and found myself in a bit of bother. My mate nicked a bottle of wine from a holiday camp night club , and I was with him. He was caught and later got a conviction for theft. He tried to keep me out of it as best he could, but I later decided to hand myself into the local nick so I would' nt have anything pending over me. Cut a long story short, I was in and out the nick within 3 hours and nothing further was ever done. I was cautioned however. Now if I was 17, would it have been classed as a juvenile caution? Im applying for a job, within the public sector and it states that all convictions must be declared including spent convictions. Am I right in thinking that a caution is not a conviction? Or should I write it down anyway?...yes its a bit embarrasing, but it was a long time ago and a stupid situation to have been in.