Not all states will recognize a pardon for sealing purposes. For instance, a pardon in Illinois will not get a DUI sealed unless the Governor bases the pardon on actually innocence and specifically finds the charge should be sealed.
In many of these applications for employment, they ask that question not so much because they care whether you had a DUI 10 years ago but because they want to see how honest you are.
If you were under 18 at the time and the case was handled in a juvenile court, there is a way to get rid of it. If, however, you were 18 or over, unfortunately you are stuck with it.
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