A Clean Criminal Record Documentation (from the foreigner’s home country) is needed in order to meet the application requirements for residency or permanent residency in Taiwan.
Most people who have completed those residency application procedures in Taiwan can tell you that obtaining this document, and having it certified at the nearest ROC overseas office, then re-certified at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan, is a very time consuming affair. Obviously, if you can coordinate the application for this CCRD with one of your periodic “home visits” to see Mommy, Daddy, etc., that will enable you to eliminate some of the hassle of doing everything by mail or by DHL.
Before I can answer your question, a slight clarification needs to be made. In speaking of laws, please remember that there are three rough divisions: criminal law, civil law, and administrative law.
The specifications for a CCRD are in Article 41 of the Implementing Regulations for the Immigration Law, here in the ROC. That Article says that for a CCRD to be acceptable, it should not show any “criminal convictions” in the last five years.
Hence, according to that definition, any civil or administrative convictions are not relevant to proving your status as “a good citizen”.