My question involves a background check in the State of: California
Hi, in 2003 when I was 18, I was arrested but never even had to go to court, so I assume this case is dismissed or was never considered convicted???
However, in 2004 when I was 19, I was arrested and convicted for a Felony charge of Grand Theft. This case was expunged around 2007 and later reduced to a Misdemeanor in 2009.
Recently, I applied for a job at the bank and was required to do a fingerprint background check. I was stated as "ineligible" for hire. Requesting for a copy of my consumer report by the company First Advantage, both arrested case and the one that was convicted appeared on my record. Record states that it was Felony reduced to a Misdemeanor and every other details.
So my main question is, what is the point of expunging my record if it still shows up with some much detail? I'm really lost at the moment because I just finished school with a finance degree, and I feel like I can not get any job in the finance industry, hence wasting 4 years of my life through college. Can I have this past mistake completely sealed away to stop it from haunting me for the rest of my life? It's been 7 years since, will 10 years be better?