I am on 3 years probation for felony charge, theft of lost or misplaced property. How long will the conviction be on my record? Hard time finding employment
If you didn't plea as a first offender then the conviction will stay on your record forever.
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I answered a similar question on my Atlanta DUI blog (not just about DUI law).
But essentially, you paid good money to a lawyer to represent you in court. You need to ask him or her. That is the person most familiar with your situation.
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In reading your comment to Mr. Pine, since you plead as a first offender, the conviction is essentially held until you complete your probation. Once you are finished, it will never go down as a felony conviction, and you do not ever have to state that you are a convicted felon. The arrest will show up on a background check, but not a conviction. However, if you do not complete or violate your probation, you can be brought back before the Judge for re-sentencing and revocation of your first offender status, so it is important to keep your nose clean until then.
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