My question involves criminal records for the state of: Virginia
I had a felony arrest in the state of Virginia expunged from my record. I was never convicted of anything, but I had my fingerprints taken and the case was dismissed by a judge before a trial.
I am now applying for a professional license in another state which requires me to submit my fingerprints for a background check. These fingerprints will be sent to that State's Bureau of Investigation and the FBI.
On my application, I am asked "have I ever been charged with a felony?". According to what I can find on Virginia law, I am legally allowed to answer no to that question. However, I will be applying for a prof. license in another state. How can I answer this question? I am not afraid to talk about my charge, but it certainly would be easier if I didn't have to (but I assume much more acceptable to do it on the front end).
Lastly, when that state's bureau of investigation runs a background check, I assume nothing will show up in that state's records because I have none in that state. I am unclear as to what will show up in the FBI's files. If something does show up, does the state bureau of investigation have the right to tell the professional licensing board about the FBI file (if there is one) if it lists my record as expunged?