At 17 I was charged with petty theft I'm now 18 I'm in the probation period will this show on a job backround check ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Kingston, NY

At radio shack the guy asked if I had any felonys and guaranteed a backround check
The arrest happened in manhattan ny I now live in kingston

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Petit Larceny is a misdemeanor but if the case is not sealed it will show up on a background check. There are ways to get it sealed sooner assuming you plead to a non-crime.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  2. James K. Lyder

    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . Unless you got juvenile offender treatment, this will most definitely show up on a background check. You should contact a lawyer to get a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities, which will help you when looking for a job.

  3. Vincent Peter White

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . It depends on the depth of the background check.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any... more

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