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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 ?

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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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.

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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.


It depends on the depth of the background check.

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