The background check company has done nothing wrong. Your issue is that it appears that your record has not been expunged. You need get a copy of your record to verify the charges are still showing up. If so, and you believe your record should have been expunged, then you need to contact someone with the program you were in to find out why your record has not been expunged. Good luck to you.
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You should speak with the people in the 1st offenders program to make sure that in fact your records were expunged, likely they have not been expunged; if they are not, my suggestion is to speak to criminal law attorney who handles expungments to get this cleared asap, best of luck.
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I agree with the other attorneys that have stated you need to ensure your record was actually expunged. Completeing the first offenders program does not automatically get you an expungement, but it does provide a path.
IN this case, if you can verify with the Clerk of Court's Office that your record has been expunged, then you may need to conatc the company that has the information and advise them of the expungement as well.
G.S. 15A-152 is the statute you need to look at for guidance in this situation. If you follow the requirments of the section, you may be able to institute a civil action for the damage the release has caused you. Private companies are very good about updating thier records under this section, so I am inclined to believe you think you have an expunged record when in fact you don't.
I have worked on a number of these issues in the past, particularly for first offenders and G.S. 90-96 participants. You need to just make sure that you follow through.
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