My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Califonia
I have a juvenile record all at the age of 16. There were 5 seperate charges total and all became misdemeanors. There were two charges of recieving stolen property of 400+, one was a stolen vehicle, and one was property out of a vehicle. Obstruction of justice for hiding from a police officer. Trespassing at a house that was not my own, and a bench warrent for missing a court date. I am 23 now, and have had no run-ins with the law since I was 16. This record has been sealed and deemed "never to have happend" says the court papers. I even tried to pick up arrest records from the police department and the court house and after the sealing process they would not release them to me. So my major question is, do i have to disclose this record during the backround investigation to become a police officer? I did disclose it with the LAPD, and i was disqualified, it could have been because I was completly honest and told them about my using of crystal meth 3 times. But I dont know for sure. I just dont want to disclose this with the next department I apply for if there never going to find it anyways. If one department contacts another to get information on me and my record is sealed, do they have to say we have nothing on him? or do they say we have something on him but its sealed so you cant have it? Thats where i get worried about disclosing my juvinele record or not.