My question involves criminal records for the state of: CA
My sister got in some trouble as a young adult some 20 years ago. Mostly H&S and a petty theft conviction (no contest plea). No felonies. She did server part of a 30 day sentence and 3 years probation. 17 years later, three years ago, she was turned down for a job due to a criminal background check. She did a "live scan" in order to get a copy of her report from DOJ. A month later she went to the courthouse and filed all of the paperwork for an expungement hearing. She appeared in court before a judge and he granted the motion. This took place almost three years ago. She is job hunting again so I advised her to go and to a "live scan" in order get a copy of her criminal history from California DOJ. She did so and it just arrived in the mail. It looks no different that it did four years ago. Am I missing something here? Did the paperwork not make it from the County to the State? Did the State not change the records? Maybe the report that one requests on themselves is different from what an employer will see? Help us understand this please!