Whenever there is a plea of guilty (under the statute this is referred to as the case not being resolved in your favor) it is an uphill battle to have the record expunged. However, it is not impossible. In your situation it seems as though you still have an outstanding balance on the restitution. You will have to wait until this balance is paid off before you can petition to expunge your record, because the court will see this as not having all the conditions of your probation completed....
Whenever a person has to go to court the best advice is to have an attorney with you. It sounds like you have some defenses, an attorney can help present the defenses to the court and prosecution. if the case goes to trial then you certainly will need an attorney; the early the better when hiring an attorney, so he/she has time to fully prepare.
I hope you find this information helpful.
Best of luck to you.
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You can not be charged a second time for a crime arising out of the same incident for which you pled to disorderly conduct. This would violate double jeopardy. If this is the case, I suggest you retain an attorney who can file the appropriate motion to get your case dismissed.
It sounds like you are asking about an expungement. With a plea in the case, an expungement is not guaranteed; however it could still be granted. The judge will consider many things, such as the length of tome tjat has past, if you completed all conditions, any of trouble with the law, how you are negatively impacted by your record.
Its a process that will take 3-4 months.
Good luck and let me know if I could be of assistance.
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Yes, your employer could fire you, but that doesn't mean its likely. As everyone as already mentioned, you will want to be the one to tell your employer about your situation. Don't try to hide it and then hopefully you won't run into any problems. Good luck.
The most important thing to do is speak with an attorney. If you don't believe you can afford one, then you can have a public defender appointed. Many private attorneys are very affordable, and are willing to help out. A theft conviction could be a detriment to you in the future when trying to find a job, obtain a loan, buy a home, etc... It is important to explore the evidence of the case with an attorney so that all defenses can be looked over and explored.
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Your record will still show that you were charged with a felony, and possibly that's what they were looking at. Depending on the charge, as well as other circumstances, you may be able to petition the court to expunge the record. This does not erase your record, but it limits who has access to it (which is typically just government agencies). This process is lengthy and can take around 4 months to be completed.
Best of luck to you,
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Court ordered emancipation is probably the most prudent way to go; however, by the time it is finalized (assuming it would be for the sake of argument) would would either already be 18 or very close to it. This is a battle you are just going to have to live with for a little bit longer.
It sounds like there is only one charge against you...even when there is just one charge it is still referred to as Count 1. Your best chance at getting the least possible sentence or resolution would be hiring an attorney (or obtaining a public defender if you qualify). There are ways to have the charge lowered and possibly even dismissed if the negotiations go right. Of course, no attorney can guarantee what the outcome will be, but they probably have a better chance of obtaining a favorable...