Will I be denied to take Series 7, if I have a past conviction of 'misdemeanor of disorderly conduct' that is expunged?

I was convicted of 'midemeanor of disorderly conduct' over 10 years ago, and that charge was expunged over 7 years ago. I currently work at an investment bank and the fact that my background check came clean means nothing came up on my criminal background check. However, I am asked to take the Series & (not mandatory) which will help my career. I would like to take it without my investment bank knowing about my prior conviction. Please advise.

New York, NY -

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Marco Caviglia

Marco Caviglia

Criminal Defense Attorney - Poughkeepsie, NY
Answered

You should consult a NJ attorney since, as the other attorneys point out, the law differs in NY. You should also consult the licensing authority in your field to see if you are pre-empted from the Series 7 license/certification if you have such a conviction.

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Eric Edward Rothstein

Eric Edward Rothstein

Criminal Defense Attorney - New York, NY
Answered

In New York Disorderly Conduct is a violation, not a crime. New York does not exunge.

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Joseph A Lo Piccolo

Joseph A Lo Piccolo

Criminal Defense Attorney - Garden City, NY
Answered

This did not happen in NY so re-post wherever it occurred and also add employment. There is no misdemeanor disorderly conduct in NY, nor is there expungement in NY.



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John J. Carney

John J. Carney

Criminal Defense Attorney - New York, NY
Answered

.Post in your state, this is not a NY issue.

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