My question involves a background check in the State of: Tennessee.
I am an American living and working in China. I have lived here for over seven years, and am married to a local Chinese woman whom I love very, very much.
After eight years, the government of China is formulating a policy of requiring "A Letter of Good Conduct" from a police agency. They have not yet said that it has to be from the FBI, but from a government agency. The province I live now does not require this as yet, but I feel will by next year or 2010.
In the 1990s, I was a drug addict, and was popped for shoplifting a $10 steak from a Kroger store in March of 1996 in the state of Tennessee. Went to court, paid a fine, no jail time. Unfortunately this was my second minor offense, so it could not be ajuducated, so I am stuck with a "Theft under $500" beef for the rest of my life. I can look up the charge online, compete with RNI number.
Funny thing was that I was employed with a casino in Mississippi, and the state of Mississippi took my prints, and because of my offense, I was disbarred from working in a casino for three years after the conviction, but was never called on it.
Back to China, they want something from my "local police station". Not FBI as of yet.
Unfortunately, my crime occured in my home city and state. I was wondering if there was anyway that I could get a background check for myself that is only a felony report in Tennessee, rather than everything. I would also like to know if this was reported to the FBI, in case I need an FBI clearance. I have read in passing that many times that the state and local arresting department will not send a non violent misdeamnor to the FBI (hence, never getting popped by the Ms. Gaming Commission)
To get around the FBI clearance, I was thinking about submitting for a gun permit, which will clear me of felonies (I'm not a felon, thank God) and be something legal from my government to theirs.
Is there anyway I can get something from the state that only show felonies?
Can this possibly be requested in an FBI check?