My grandson, a Minnesotan, was stopped in Missouri for speeding and charged with felony possession of Xanax (1-1/2 tablets). Case is now 8 long months old,and he has had to report to the bonds people almost weekly. Getting ready for sentencing, he volunteered all of his Minnesota criminal history, including a felony charge over 7 years ago that he was not conviction, as there was a stay of adjudication. Would Missouri have been able to see that stay in the criminal database or would it have been sealed? He did not do an expungement.
It depends what kind of a check Missouri would do. If they ran an ncic check that's is a federal check and a stay of adjudication would likely show up (as well as the fact that he successfully completed his terms of probation). If there was some sort of state background check it would be a real crapshoot as to whether it would show up. The key is that if he made it through he has no conviction. Give him credit for honesty!
Yes, it's likely that Missouri would be able to see the Minnesota criminal record. Your grandson should consider seeking an expungement in Minnesota. He should have a lawyer help him.
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Felony related charges, convictions, stays and dismissals are reported to and recorded in Minnesota by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). This is a statewide database that is usually the source which different jurisdictions or entities check for criminal records. I agree that Missouri would most likely have found out about the Minnesota felony charge and it was very good that your grandson was honest about it. Even though the charge was dismissed, the fact that there is a felony drug charge on his record could impact him in the future. It would be a very good idea for your grandson to have this expunged so he doesn't have to worry about it affecting him now or in the future.
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