hi everyone i live in tennessee and about 5 months ago i got caught shoplifting from wal mart. it totaled to be about $12.37. i have already been to court, i got 11/29 probation it became unsupervised after all of my fines were paid for they were about $375. now i am trying to move up into management at my job and they do a background check, they said my misdemeanor may hold me back from moving up. one of the managers told me to get it expunged and they would not be able to see my record. how long do i have to wait before it can be expunged and wo should i talk to about starting this process?