So I have a question to those in the know... I've gone through the process of getting my conviction vacated many years ago but I still have the problem of the old conviction showing up in 3rd party data bases... Also many human resources people are not familiar with what "vacated" means... Thus I have had problems with my background check each and everytime I attempt to get a job! So my burning question is how to can I get this vacated conviction expunged/deleted? I know most resources say contact the WSP and follow those procedures... but my conviction is at the county level and i've asked numerous people about how to complete this procedure at the county level..... no one knows how this can be done or that there is just no process that has been devised.. Much to my dismay the 10 year old conviction of 3rd degree theft that has been vacated for 6 years still comes back and hinders me from obtaining an honest job.
Professional help has indicated that I might be out of options and that I should just live with it and always fight with background reporting companies and explain my circumstances to human resources people. But I'm not willing to just live with it and be stigmatized as a potential employee with a criminal record that requires extra hoops to be jumped through just to be eligible for employement.
Thus professional help indicated that I could attempt to get a governers pardon for my vacated conviction to fully remove it from my record... although he also said its mostly death row inmates that attempt to get a governers pardon.....
So my two questions are...
1.) Can I get my vacated conviction expunged/deleted at the county level?
2.) How to go about getting a governors pardon if question 1 is not an option.
Thanks for you time and professional guidance