Hello all. I just googled to find some help for my situation, and found this site. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
When I was 18, I was arrested for petty larceny (shoplifting) from a department store--about $200 worth of stupid stuff ops: Anyway, I plead guilty and I was sentenced to 60 days in jail, all suspended, 200 hours of community service, 2 years probation, and a hefty fine. I satisfied the conditions of my sentence, and have been straight as an arrow ever since.
It has been 5 years since this incident, and I have graduated from college, become a mother, etc. You really have no idea when you are 18 and stupid how something like this can come back to haunt you for the rest of your life.
I am looking to start a career, but I am worried that this conviction is going to hold me back. Is there any way that I can get the conviction taken off my record, and if so, how? The offense was in Hanover County, VA.