If I was arrested for stealing from my first job 10 years ago andreceived a suspended imposition of sentence, how do I get this removed?

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If I was arrested for stealing from my first job 10 years ago andreceived a suspended imposition of sentence, how do I get this removed?

This record is keeping me from applying to new jobs and from traveling outside the US.

Asked on March 10, 2012 under Criminal Law, Missouri

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You will need to contact a local criminal defense attorney in your area to see if you are eligible for a criminal expungement to Set Aside your Conviction. Although you were given a suspended sentence, it appears that it stills shows up on your criminal record during background checks. An expungement allows for your entire record to be restored to a clean state as if you were never convicted. Because each state's laws are different regarding the rules and eligibility for an expungement, please contact a criminal defense attorney in your area to see if this may be an option for you.


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