My girlfriend was convicted of shoplifting in New York City four years ago. Today, she was fired from her new job after a background check revealed the information. Reading around, it seems like she won't be able to have the record expunged (and even if she can, it may stay in databases), but what are her chances of a pardon?
It seems to me that with the current situation, it is impossible for her to ever pay her debt to society. What options, if any, does she have to keep this from coming up the rest of her life?
Any help is appreciated