Shoplifting conviction from 1975 prevails on FBI background check. I have never been in trouble again, ever! I thought America was the land of second chances… retail theft-clothing (under $20). Never had a "trial", never signed anything! The only thing that remains is a fingerprint card at the Boynton Beach P.D. and the FBI "conviction record, saying I had a $100 fine. The Palm Beach court house has no records either. Is there any way to have this conviction overturned? Is there a legal technicality/hoop/something to have this removed from the record, or will this be on my record until I die? (It probably will)
By God's grace my life has turned around and I have worked as a nurse and a nursing professor. I have "given" back to society much more than I ever stole on that day long ago. I worked in Haiti as a nurse for four years, worked with troubled teens, the list goes on. Now, in nursing, it is almost standard to do an FBI check for most jobs due to the screening for pediphiles,,, and I am still explaining this conviction 35 years later…immigrant nurses can be in the states for one year or less and get a job with our background check that doesn't go back to any of their life outside of the states… it's infuriating.
No hope for a clear record ,