Can larceny by changing price tags be expunged from my record after I complete my probation or can it be disclosed no employer can find the record? 19 Answers as of November 06, 2012

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Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If you received straight probation, a conviction probably was entered against you. If that is the case, you will not be able to have it expunged from your record. However, there is a possibility you can get the record sealed, whereby no one but law enforcement authorities and the courts will have access to the record. Check with the clerk of the court's office to see if you qualify for either an expungement or seal of your record. They should be able to help you in filing the Petition to Expunge/Seal your record.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 11/6/2012
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
Yes, you can expunge your record after you have completed all the terms of your sentence.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 11/6/2012
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Yes, but you have to finish probation first before you can petition for expungement.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/6/2012
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
It depends upon the terms of the sentencing order. Generally, criminal records cannot be expunged until 5 years AFTER completion of all probation requirements, and provided you have had no violations of the law in any state during that 5 year period. Unless expunged, your conviction is subject to disclosure to your employer.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 11/6/2012
Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
i would need further information to answer better, but you may be able to get it expunged. You should hire an attorney to do that.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 11/6/2012
    The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
    New York does not have an expungement statute and any criminal record you get will last forever. All you can do is to try to get it sealed or get a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities from the judge to get certain jobs that you would not have been eligible for if your employer wants to accept it. You will have to retain an attorney to either get a Certificate, seal it, or file a 440.10 motion to vacate the conviction if there is new evidence or it was illegal.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 11/6/2012
    Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC
    Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC | Martina A. Vigil
    Yes, you may be eligible to have your record 'expunged' pursuant to California Penal Code 1203.4. This will allow you to legally say you have never been convicted of a crime if this is the only blemish on your criminal record.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/6/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    After the passage of time without a new violation.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/6/2012
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
    A person' record cannot be sealed in Massachusetts, with a few very specific exceptions. The remedy is to have the record (CORI) sealed. It is possible to have this done any time after he finishes his punishment. You can Google the process or if you are looking for someone to hire to actually seal the record you can call me at the telephone numbers below and I would be happy to discuss this with you.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 11/6/2012
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
    Any offense, other than DUI, can be expunged if the court is willing to do so. Except for a limited number of situations, expungement is left strictly to the discretion of the judge. If the original offense is relatively minor and there has been a substantial period of offense-free living, the chances of convincing the court are increased.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 11/6/2012
    Law Office of Charles J. Block
    Law Office of Charles J. Block | Charles J. Block
    You can expunge the charge after the statutory time period required in the expungement statute which is the only way to keep it sealed from any employer.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 11/6/2012
    Fairlie & Lippy, P.C.
    Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. | Steven Fairlie
    You can have that expunged if you were convicted of a summary offense or got ARD. It is a long and complicated process so you should start early and use a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 11/6/2012
    Rothstein Law PLLC
    Rothstein Law PLLC | Eric Rothstein
    New York does not expunge. If you were convicted of a crime it does not seal and will show up on a background check. If you received an ACD the record will seal after the 6 months are up.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 11/6/2012
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