I applied for a job with a private security company a few weeks ago. I carried some documents that they needed from me one day and they informed me that my background check came back with a misdemeanor of a second degree assault in Prince Georges, Maryland, in 2001. This crime somehow ended up on my background check, even though I did not commit the crime. I was living in central Virginia when this happened.
The security company told me that unless this is cleared off my record, they cannot hire me. I called the court in Prince Georges to ask how to go about clearing my record. They told me that I have to file a petition for an expungement. However, after reading on some internet sites, none of the situations applies to my situation.
I am not sure what I should do. Any advice would be appreciated.