In March 2003 I was arrested and charge with a misdemeanor on one count of shoplifting violation N.J.S.C 2C-20-11 I paid the fines to the court, safe neighborhood, and additional fines to Walmart. I also had ten days of community service. In 2013 I decided to get the record +expunged. My question is, now that I live in NY, can I apply for teaching certification or will I be denied on the basis of moral turpitude? I know the record will be expunged but I was under the impression that I must disclose it any way if I am applying for government position because it will show up on my fingerprint background check.