What are the "rules" in Michigan for a dismissed larceny misdemeanor charge? Retail theft $50.00? I am understanding that only government or law enforcement agencies can see the record? (This is what probation officer said, not really able to believe anyone, because of so many different answers) If a background check is done, will this show or only convictions? Do different types of companies do different degrees of background checks? I am looking for a waitress/bartending job and am not sure if / how this will show. I was told that it would be as is I was never arrested when I plead, but now know that is a lie. The incompetence is mind boggling.Can this be expunged? I have heard that Michigan is next to impossible to expunge but probation officer made that suggestion. If it can be expunged, who can I call? Conviction in March 06, deferred sentence completed in Dec 06. No convictions prior or since. Thanks.