My question involves criminal law for the state of: Maine I have 2 shoplifting/theft charges that are more than 10 years old. I received a third adjudication just over a year ago for the same. I admitted the charge upon my initial court appearance in order to "get it over with". I was lucky to get the job I have by professional recommendation without any background investigation. I am seeking a new job. I feel that if I answer truthfully on an application ("Have you been convicted of a crime?"), then I will not be considered. I can't change that I plead guilty in the past and at the time, it seemed like the right thing to do. Is there anything I can do to clean up my bad record?