About seven years ago I got caught shoplifting a $20 item. The department store called the police and I was Arrested right away, and taken to jail. I had a court date and appeared before the judge with my attorney. It was dismissed and I had to do community service. My question is will this stay on my record forever? How do I know if it is sealed? Is there a public way to see what is on my record? I am very concerned because it was an honest mistake that I took complete blame for and paid for, but I want to be able to have a clear record so I can work in the future.