It was a bogus case, I was charged with stealing a hat from someone when I was in high school. (17 years old at the time) Violation #211PC. I took a plea deal that my public defender got me, and he assured me that I could get my record sealed when I asked him before I took the deal. I am a college student who is doing really good now, a GPA of 3.7, so this news that my record isn't going to be sealed just kills me. With this on my record, I fear that my efforts at a degree are for nothing since I won't be able to get my dream job with this on my record. Is there anything I can do to get my record sealed? This was also the first time I have ever been in trouble with the police and the first time arrested.