My question involves criminal records for the state of: Arizona
I am a 29 year old male with a bachelors degree in computer technology, but i have a court record. The court record has three charges on it:
Misdemeanor of Solicitation of Burglary
Misdemeanor of Accessory of Burglary
and one Felony of Burglary, but this charge was dismissed.
All of this was 5 years ago at this point, and i am currently unemployed looking hard to find a job in my field (heck in any field at this point). I disclose this information to all interviewers but to no avail. I explain the situation that I was at an ex-friends home drinking one night and didnt want to drive home and i go to sleep. Next thing i know there are police knocking at his door. He took the property that he stole that night and placed some of it in my car as a "present." When i tried to explain that to the police, they informed me that because the the items were in my car, and my ex-friend was telling them i told him to do it (which i know myself and would never do that) that i was going to be charged.
So my question is how can i overcome this and be able to live my life normally, and be able to use my degree that i worked hard to achieve? Aside from this, i dont have anything else on my record aside from the general speeding ticket. Is there a way that i can get it expunged from my record?
Thanks in advance for the help