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Do I have a criminal record If I was arrested and charged but the case was dismissed

A:  If you seal or expunge your record it will not show up as a charge on background searches, however, the arrest will always show up. If the charges were dropped, it will state that they were dropped but it will always show that you were arrested for that cause originally. If this was a juvenile record and was sealed it will not show up on a normal background check. Generally a normal background check will only show convictions, not arrests. The police would know of the arrest, but a background check wouldn''t reveal it, unless it was a very in depth check. well thats...

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Is dead docket considered a conviction

A:  Your job is doing a background check to see if you have ever been arrested before not just convicted. A dead docket is a procedural device by which the prosecution is postponed indefinitely but may be reinstated any time at the pleasure of the court. The arrest may come up during the background check....

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How tough would it be to be hired at Wal-Mart with a pot arrest 2 years ago and a pot arrest 2 months ago?

A:  Why ask "at Wal-Mart"? It will be very difficult for you to be hired by anyone let alone Wal-Mart. They will ask if you have ever been arrested (not convicted), arrested! You lie here and you are sunk.They will check. You tell the truth and you won''t get the job. Besides that, how do you plan to pass the drug screening test? Don''t most employers only ask if you were convicted of a felony? Pot is usually a misdemeanor, so it shouldn''t be a problem. If they don''t bring it up, you don''t need to either, especially since it is not a work related crime. I don''t know though, if you only stopped smoking two months ago, depending on the type of test they do, it may still show up. ¬∑You are an adult, ¬∑Misdemeanors DO show up on

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Are misdemeanor convictions a permanent part of your Alabama criminal record?

A:  Yes, of course. A Misdemeanor is a crime punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a fine and a criminal conviction remains on your permanent record. Unless you get your convictions expunged, yes. But, then the arrest record would show up on the background check. A misdeedmeanor is considered a “crime”, thus it will show up on your criminal record. It will stay with you for life. The only way to have that record removed is if you apply for a pardon from the board of parole & pardons....

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Guilty of Felony,Without a Trial or Conviction,Rights Violation?

A:  Unless someone deliberately misrepresented the disposition of that case, there is really no remedy other than to get it corrected. I do not see any reason not to choose an attorney from your town. The first time I inquired about the record, they refused to talk to me about it or give me a copy. Since I feel strongly that my rights are violated, .....it''s just that everyone around here watches each others'' backs and local representation would be fruitless. I can correct the record and seek expungement on my own, as I was in the process of doing when I discovered the facts of the dismissal. Thanks for your response.I appreciate it very much. hbo Hey I was convicted, indicted and did time inside the Federal prisons, until I was kicked out, twice for figuring them out. I''m the only one...

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Guilty of Felony,Without a Trial or Conviction,Rights Violation?

A:  Unless someone deliberately misrepresented the disposition of that case, there is really no remedy other than to get it corrected. I do not see any reason not to choose an attorney from your town. The first time I inquired about the record, they refused to talk to me about it or give me a copy. Since I feel strongly that my rights are violated, .....it''s just that everyone around here watches each others'' backs and local representation would be fruitless. I can correct the record and seek expungement on my own, as I was in the process of doing when I discovered the facts of the dismissal. Thanks for your response.I appreciate it very much. hbo Hey I was convicted, indicted and did time inside the Federal prisons, until I was kicked out, twice for figuring them out. I''m the only one...

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Reporting conviction on application after dismissal and expungement?--Q

A:  Originally Posted by lossinlaw Hi all! I am applying for a hospital job that asks "Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor, felony, or military crime?" Yes/No I am not sure what to put! I am from California. I first received a wet reckless (misdemeanor) a few years back and was put on probation. 3 months later I had what was considered a commercial burglary from a department store (misdemeanor). Obviously you think I would have learned my lesson. Well the burglary was dismissed after a diversion program was completed. The wet reckless was expunged thereafter after the judge had mercy and ended my probation early because I had a job lined up and I also did volunteer and counseling. So the employer will run a background...

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What happens when you file for expungment and got it granted, is it ok to say ''no'' to convicted of misdemeanor?

A:  The conviction was expunged, erased, deleted, etc. You can legally say you were never convicted of the offense. In fact, if you said you do have a ''record'' and they tried to check on it, they couldn''t find it because it''s gone. So then you would have lied on your application. Accept your good fortune and move on with your life. I don''t agree with Carol O - I think it would be perfectly proper to admit to a previous discretion, but finish with ''its been expunged''. Rather than worry if the background went further then you thought it would. Being convicted of Misdemeanor is no big thing, that''s why it was expunged. Now, being convicted of felony is a lot worse. expunged records are not erased, they will not show up in a cursory

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Not convicted - What will the record show?

A:  An arrest may show up, depending upon the nature and extent of the background check they perform. Why don''t you consult a local criminal defense lawyer about the possibility of resolving the charge expeditiously, perhaps with a deferment or diversion program?...

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Not convicted - What will the record show?

A:  An arrest may show up, depending upon the nature and extent of the background check they perform. Why don''t you consult a local criminal defense lawyer about the possibility of resolving the charge expeditiously, perhaps with a deferment or diversion program?...