In 2000 I was sentenced for 3rd dregree retail fraud in the state of Michigan. I havent done anything or look forward to anytime in the future since then. I keep applying for different jobs that interest me , some of the excuses for not getting the job are I didnt meet the qaulifications when I know I was over-qualified for the position. Other excuse somestimes are related to my criminal record. I was wondering how long does this stay visible to employers in the state of Michigan? How long does it stay on my record? Is there anyway I can make so called "invisible" to employers? I am tired of working jobs that dont interest me and I think this is stopping me from getting the job I want. Please help me out here. Any advice is helpful.