My question involves criminal records for the state of: CA and FEDERAL.
I Recently applied for a Taxi Permit. They did a DOJ background check. I have a 13 year-old "possession of concentrated cannabis" arrest. After 3 years probation and $1000 fine. My attorney returned to see the judge to get it expunged. He did successfully. I have asked if I have to answer yes to this on background checks. My attorney states No because it was expunged. However, I answered No and I was denied the permit because of knowingly falsifying the application and found to be of moral turpitude. Now, the clerk would not tell me exactly what it was and neither did the letter. I am appealing the decision. My question is: What is the point of expunging your record when it does not really help? Is this going to haunt me for the rest of my life?