I made a terrible mistake and a bad decision and was caught shoplifting a pack of meat ( value at $35). I went to court and the charges were reduced from a misdemeanor to an infraction. However my new employer just ran a background check on me and it showed up as a misdemeanor. Does it show up as a misdemeanor because that was what the orignal charge? Do i have any chances of it getting taken off or take a diversion program to get it off my record? This is the first time offense and i have not have anything prior to this. Would it help if i get a lawyer at this point?