I was charged with fake legal papers, I used the name to get a job and a license. I was pulled over for a wrong u-turn and everything went down hill after that. I was charged with a felony. I went to court, I was on probation, and paid my fines. Now I am trying to further my career but I am afraid. I now live in a different state and I just wanna know what I can do for it to not pop up on background checks.
Reducing it really isn't an option. But, assuming you don't have much else on your record, it sounds like a charge that you should be able to seal. That hides it from most background checks and the general public. I've done this for many people out of state and can often get your attendance requirements in court down to 1 hearing or none at all.
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