[quote]Simon Adebisi wrote:
Expungment removes things you were charged with but not convicted of. If you were convicted, the charges stand unless pardoned from your governor (which ain’t gonna happen unless you are a war hero, in which case it is still iffy.)
Usually the best bet on this is to be honest and play it off as kids stuff, you have grown up and learned your lesson, blahblahblah, because depending on how in depth they search, they can find anything.
Believe me. I lost an opportunity a while back with one of the top 10 employers in the US because of this. I left the box on the application blank, and talked my way through it in the interview. Turns out that at enormous expense to themselves, the company hired an independent investigator to do an actual physical search of the prothonotory office in my county, and they found everything(post-expungement) going back to when I was fifteen. It wasn’t a whole lot, but enough to eliminate me.
Do yourself a favor and talk to an attorney who is familiar with this facet of the law to get the real skinny for your state, and for federal matters if they apply, like licencing or certifications from FBI or ATF.
This is completely not true.
You are in PA?
I had a misdemeanor there and it was expunged and it is not on my record at all.
I’ve had several record checks done in PA and it is not listed on any of them.
The only way they can be listed is in certain cases where you commit the same crime within a certain time period after the original was committed.
But as a poster above said, each state is different.
Call a lawyer for a free consultation.
Generally though, if it was expunged, you don’t have to admit to it ever having happened.[/quote]
Well then, you should go explain that to the Judge at my expungement, my attorney, RG Johnson Company, Klink & Company, Consol Energy, the FBI, the ATF and the many other numerous and varied institutions here in Pennsylvania that COMPLETELY DISAGREE with you.