My question involves criminal records for the state of: CA
I have a CA juvenile criminal record dating 20 years back when I was around 13yr old, maybe 14yr old. My conviction was for multiple felony for stealing cars. No criminal history after that point.
Move forward 20 years later, I have a professional degree from the state university and am working in the profession for a couple of years. It requires a criminal background check, which I have passed multiple times from different employer.
I really don't want to apply to have my juvenile record seal. To me it feels like a like trojan horse, and my life could coming crashing down if I apply. I have a few years to go until I turn 38 and the records are destroyed. Based on this site http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov anyways. Not sure how accurate that site is.
My question is:
1. What will show up from my juvenile record if the FBI do a background check? I read in many places that CA protects juvenile records and keeps this info private.
2. Is there any way to a background check on yourself to see what will show up?
I tried to buy a gun and was denied. Strange thing is that I purchased guns before in the past and had no problem. Am wondering if it has something to do with my record as a juvenile or just a case of someone having the same name as mine with a criminal record. I have a permit to carry a gun, so this is puzzling. I'm pretty sure 9/11 has something to do with it. Maybe I'm just paranoid.