Let's say you get a speeding ticket 20mph over the limit. You go to court and you are offered a plea bargain of a jaywalking ticket which you accept. Is the original ticket still on your record? Let's say you are applying for a job and a question ask if you ever had a traffic ticket. Can you say no because you accepted the plea bargain which carries no points on your license ?
"Let's say you get a speeding ticket 20mph over the limit. You go to court and you are offered a plea bargain of a jaywalking ticket which you accept."
This is a ridiculous analogy because it is legally impossible.
Regardless you cannot erase history, what you disclose or fail to disclose is entirely up to you and what your potential employer does or does not do (i.e. hire, fire or choose not to hire you) is entirely up to her/him.
How's about you just admit the truth of the matter to your potential boss and not play games?
If it's a speeding ticket then it's a civil infraction, and if you got no points then that's the next best thing to a dismissal.
Just tell the truth. It's not a murder rap that you're trying to cover up. Plus, from an employers perspective, anyone who won;t fess up to a simple speeding ticket is probably a time bomb as an employee.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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I agree with Mr. Haber, you choose a very poor analogy. Yes, the original charge for which you were either arrested for or charged does still appear on your criminal history. If you otherwise qualify, you can have both the original charge and plea agreement charge sealed or expunged from your record.
In your analogy, you cannot truthfully say you never got a ticket. You did get a ticket (charge). You simply resolved the case by admitting to a different charge.
When you are arrested and charged with a particular crime, yes, the information remains on your record unless if is sealed/expunged REGARDLESS of what you may ultimately plead to (with or without adjudication).
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