Yes I was charged for a misdemeanor theft June 20 2014 (received 5 days jail) and it is really complicating getting a good job. I have stayed out of trouble since. Is it possible to have my record sealed, and would that keep it off a background check?
Whether you are eligible for an expunction / order of non-disclosure will depend on a number of factors other than what you have listed above. If you are interested in doing so, you can hire an attorney to research your eligibility and file the necessary paperwork if you are in fact eligible. Once granted, the expunction or order of non-disclosure will "seal" the records from any public background check. The police, and numerous government agencies, will still be able to see the information, but anyone running a normal/public background check will not and you also do not have to tell anyone (other than the government) that you were ever arrested/charged with a crime.
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