What is the name of your state? New Jersey
Nine years ago, in North Carolina, my son who was 16 at the time was arrested for shoplifting. He received a prayer for judgement, was assigned to community service and told if he completed that service, he would have no record. He is 26 now and until recently this misdemeanor never came up. However he applied for a job in a company that does national criminal record searches and this came up. He had answered on application that he had not been convicted of any crimes. He received a letter from the employer explaining that they have received this criminal record upon doing the search and NOW the fact that he lied is a matter of record when other employers do a background check. What can be done? It doesn't make sense that this one mistake could follow him. I am guessing something fell through the crack in the NC court?