The shoplifting was an $18 shirt in high school (I am now 44 yrs old) and the Theft was a wallet that was left by store security to trap me when I worked in retail - appx 25 yrs ago (I finally learned that lesson, thank you). Been clean and upstanding ever since. I do have back taxes that I am paying on and financial judgments (in court - wage garnishments, etc) that have been paid/satisfied.
I am a State employee and have had to pass background and security checks. But I am interested in applying for a Justice position, and need to know - first of all - if they will even seriously consider me, and 2 - do I have to disclose any of this information to them? Is there a way I can see my State and U.S./FBI reports? Thanks! [email protected]
I have no idea what the agency's standards are when it comes to hiring decisions, but I can tell you that, if you are eligible, you should definitely seek expungement of your convictions. If you were convicted in the State of Oregon, you would qualify for expungement if you were convicted of a misdemeanor or a class C felony theft, and you fully complied with all requirements of restitution, and you have not had any convictions within the past 10 years.
The benefit of a successful expungement motion is that, upon the granting of your motion, your conviction would be erased and all public records of your arrest and prosecution would be sealed.
We help clients with expungement motions all the time, and are always glad to offer a free and confidential evaluation, including quote of the cost of getting a record set aside. Feel free to contact our office for additional information.
In addition to Attorney Cogan's excellent advice I would suggest that the answer every well may depend on which types of jobs you are applying for at DOJ. As there is a difference between the standards for an "Attorney in Charge" position and a file clerk position.
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