i am in California and in 2012 I was convicted and plead guilty to a misdemeanor for embezzlement after Regrettably falsifying returns at my place of employment. I successfully completed a required work release program and my probation without any problems. I also paid restitution. Since then I had gone to college and gained my BA in hopes of becoming a teacher. I tried to get my credential to become a substitute teacher two years ago but was denied because of my record. I am currently attempting to get my record expunged (lawyer is working on it now) but am wondering if anyone knows if once my record becomes expunged is this career still a possibility for me? Or should I start thinking about other careers? I know from filling out the application before that even if my record becomes expunged I still have to disclose it, but what really are my chances of it getting approved? Any insight what so ever will be greatly appreciated.