How do I get a theft record off my background if I did what the court told me and it was a first charge less than $300? 18 Answers as of February 07, 2013

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
You need to get the matter expunged. See a lawyer where this happened about this option.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/7/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
There is two ways in Nebraska to get the matter changed in this state. You can request a set aside and also seek a pardon.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 2/6/2013
The Law Offices of Seth D. Schraier
The Law Offices of Seth D. Schraier | Seth D. Schraier
This will largely depend on what the final disposition of your case was. If the final conviction was for a misdemeanor or a felony, then unfortunately in New York State your conviction will stay on your record as New York State does not allow for the expungement of criminal convictions. However, if the final disposition was for a violation, then it is not considered a criminal conviction, and therefore you can honestly state on any employment applications that you have not been convicted of a crime. Keep in mind that the violation will still be present on your RAP sheet if you are to find yourself in trouble again in the future.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/6/2013
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
You cannot have a criminal record expunged in New York state. If you have a record it will remain on the computer and will never be removed unless they change the law.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/6/2013
Rusty Messer | Rusty Messer
You may be eligible for an expungement.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 2/6/2013
    Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
    How long ago was the termination of the case? It all depends, per statute.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/6/2013
    Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
    Depending on the exact nature of the crime, you may be able to have it expunged.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/6/2013
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    You don't say how long ago the conviction was. Generally, you have to wait at least 5 years after the probationary period has run and then petition the court that sentenced you. It is not an easy thing to do.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 2/6/2013
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    You go to the Clerk of Court and find out if your sentence is expungeable, then file your Petition to Expunge or Seal your criminal record. If in doubt or if the clerk does not help, hire counsel to do this for you.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 2/6/2013
    Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    Cynthia Henley, Lawyer | Cynthia Henley
    You can only get the case off your record if it was dismissed. If that occurred, hire a lawyer to file a lawsuit in civil district court called an expunction.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 2/6/2013
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    You were a fool to have done what the court told you. Common sense would quickly tell you that the court is only interested in getting the case closed, and you convicted. Now you need to wait for your probation to end and hire a lawyer to expunge it.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/6/2013
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    You can file to have your record expunged.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 2/6/2013
    Henry Lebensbaum | Henry Lebensbaum
    SEAL THE RECORDS
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 2/6/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    You should see an attorney, sometimes it is possible to have A conviction set aside after the passage of a substantial amount of time.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/6/2013
    Gregory R. LaMarca, P.C.
    Gregory R. LaMarca, P.C. | Gregory R. LaMarca
    It depends on how old you were at the time of the crime. If you were under the age of 19 in New York, you would have qualified for YO (Youthful Offender adjudication). YO is a non-criminal adjudication so you would not have a criminal record. If you were older than 19 at the time of the arrest, sorry to say, but New York has no expungement statute and the criminal record remains.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 2/6/2013
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
    A person convicted of a crime in California, may file a Petition for Dismissal with the court to re-open the case, set aside the plea, and dismisses the case. In order to qualify for expungement of the crime, the petitioner must complete probation, pay all fines and restitution, serve a sentence in state prison for the offense, and not currently charged with a crime. When all the requirements are met for eligibility, a court may grant the petition if it would be in the interest of justice to do so. Expungement will not erase the criminal record. However, a finding of guilt will be changed to a dismissal. The person can answer a question about their criminal history, with some exceptions, that they have not been convicted of that crime. The record states that the case was dismissed after conviction. If the person is later convicted of the same crime again, then the expungement will be reversed. California Penal Code Section 1203.4 states; In any case in which a defendant has fulfilled the conditions of probation for the entire period of probation, or has been discharged prior to the termination of the period of probation, or in any other case in which a court, in its discretion and the interests of justice, determines that a defendant should be granted the relief available under this section, the defendant shall, at any time after the termination of the period of probation, if he or she is not then serving a sentence for any new offense, on probation for any offense, or charged with the commission of any offense, be permitted by the court to withdraw his or her plea of guilty or plea of nolo contendere and enter a plea of not guilty; or, if he or she has been convicted after a plea of not guilty, the court shall set aside the verdict of guilty; and, in either case, the court shall thereupon dismiss the accusations or information against the defendant and except as noted below, he or she shall thereafter be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense of which he or she has been convicted. The order shall state, and the probationer shall be informed, that the order does not relieve him or her of the obligation to disclose the conviction in response to any direct question contained in any questionnaire or application for public office, for licensure by any state or local agency, or for contracting with the California State Lottery. The petition for expungement can be made by the person wanting the expungement or on his behalf by a hired attorney or the Public Defender.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/6/2013
    LeadfootSpeedingTicket.com
    LeadfootSpeedingTicket.com | Andrea Storey Rogers
    If you have a conviction for theft on your record, it can not be removed. If you were not convicted but instead received an SIS (suspended imposition of sentence) and probation, then there should be no conviction on your record if you successfully completed probation and did everything the court told you to do.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 2/6/2013
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