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February 27, 2009 3:41 PM Subscribe
Exactly how easy is it to get a criminal record expunged?
posted by anonymous to law & government (10 answers total)
I have a couple misdemeanors on my record, one count of Disorderly Conduct and one Violation of Probation (plead no contest to both). Both events took place 6-7 years ago.
It's a black mark that has followed me for years, and I was wondering with what ease it is to get my record expunged, as well as what barriers may stand in the way of doing so.
In the time since, I have graduated college and kept a clean record, if nothing but a speeding ticket.
Interestingly enough, for one job I applied, they did a background search, and per mandate, I was also sent the results of said inspection, and only my federal and local (different county) records were checked, so nothing showed up.
I'm looking to apply for a position that necessitates a state-issued license (medical field), and as I understand, details of an expunged record must still be disclosed. Considering the details of my DC misdemeanor, it would paint me in a voraciously negative light. To what degree of detail would I have to divulge? Is it only really from an ethical standpoint that one must disclose an expunged charge, or would it show up on a background check that could be leveled against me in the hiring process if I claimed to have no prior history?