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Will I pass a background check is I have a misdemeanor on my record?

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I am currently looking for a job and all of them are stating that I would have to pass a background check. I have a Misdemeanor in theft in which the victim was where I worked. I was not convicted and was put on a continuance of dismissal and 1 year probation. I did not plead guilty. I'm having a hard time applying for jobs afraid that I will get rejected.

I have recently gotten my record expunged as well but it'll take a while for that to go through.

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To make sure, request a Complete Criminal disposition from the criminal court's clerk and gather all expungement documents you cited and then present those to a local criminal attorney to determine whether your criminal history has been procedurally erased not to trigger any adverse hits for any employment background checks. I think your future is worth making sure.

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You'll want to verify that your expungement includes administrative agencies such as the Dept. of Human Services and MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Some employers will ask on the application if you've had a disposition similar to continuance for dismissal or a diversion program. It really depends on the employer but it's best to be honest and explain the situation and any rehabilitative measures you've taken.

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