Had stolen 10$ pair of shorts at Macy's got a fine but cops weren't involved they got a copy of my ID but not my social security. if I have look for job will it come out on my background check.
If you weren't arrested and never convicted of a crime, nothing should come up on your record. To be sure, you should do a "live scan" with the Department of Justice. Good luck.
It's a bit unclear from your question what happened in your case. Did you ever go to court? There might not have even been a criminal case. Many times, when a shoplift happens, the store will send what is called a "civil demand" letter. They will ask that money be paid to them for the incident. This letter does not mean that a criminal case has been started. The civil demand is separate from the criminal case. If there was no criminal case, then there's nothing to show up on a background check. On the other hand, you might have gone to court and actually pleaded guilty, for which you do have a criminal conviction. A criminal conviction may or may not show up on a background check. It will depend on the level of the background check and who's doing the background check. Some are much more thorough than others, depending on the job being applied for. For example, if you are going to be working with children or with elderly, you're going to be much more scrutinized than if you're just pumping gas at the gas station. If you did have a criminal conviction, you might want to ask a lawyer about getting a dismissal/set-aside under Penal Code section 1203.4, what is commonly called an "expungement." It will limit the ability of some potential employers to see and consider prior convictions, though there are many exceptions for which it will do little or nothing. So what would probably be best for you is go take any paperwork you have and go talk to a lawyer in person, so that lawyer can try and understand what really happened and best advise you.
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The only way you have a criminal record is if you were arrested, booked, charged or convicted of a crime. That only happens if the police or the courts are involved. If they just detained you, but the police were not involved and you were not charged in court, then you have no record. If you're concerned what shows up on your official Department of Justice (DOJ) background check, you can run your own by submitting fingerprints via LiveScan and the DOJ will mail a copy of your criminal history (aka "rap sheet") to you.
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It depends. Get your livescan done with the DOJ. If you are looking to avoid a conviction for petty theft, then you will need to hire an attorney.
Most definitely. It's one of the biggest reasons you want to avoid a conviction for a theft crime. If your case is still open you would be well advised to hire counsel and fight it. If it is over, then have an attorney expunge it, if you are eligible.
If a case is filed against you for petty theft, it will certainly show on your record. It is such a small amount this could easily be reduced to an infraction as it is under $50.00. You don't want a petty theft on your record, it will impede your ability to find employment. People don't want to hire thief's--not to say you are one, everyone makes mistakes! A pair of socks is nominal and can be handled if a case is filed. Just because you didn't get a ticket doesn't mean Macy's won't file. They're loss prevention is ruthless!
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