What is the name of your state? NY
A young man I am working with was arrested when he was 17 with a group of others his age as they were accused of not paying a taxi fare. It was a case of mistaken identity however it was 3 AM and he had a knife in his pocket that could open and close (more like a large pocket knife not a switchblade) they arrested him for that and he was tried as an adult and given community service. He has since gone on to college and work for two years in a good job. He wants to teach but is concerned that a background check will show all that happened. Is there any way he can get this off his record --its been 7 yrs.