I was caught with marijuana at school 24 years ago. I pleaded under first offender and was sentenced to 6 years probation. After about 3 years I moved to Florida. My probation officer told me that everything was fine, I didn't need to get a transfer, and to just stay out of trouble. So I did and thought everything was fine. I assumed he just moved me to non report status. Now years later I got a copy of my background check and it shows first offender unsatisfactory and convicted 13 years after the original court date. I never received anything to go back to court and have no warrants... what can I do? Did the PO just never send in the discharge paperwork so they changed it to a conviction?
There is no way to know without more information. When you moved to FL, did you notify anybody of your new contact information? Did your PO know how to get in touch with you? Surely you notified somebody. Didn’t you?
Why are you asking so many years after all this occurred? Did none of this appear in earlier background checks?
Learned counsel from our state has answered with good questions of his own.
If you want specific answers about your case you will need to provide specific information. For example, I would need to look at your court records before I could answer your questions.
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