I was charged with a misdemeanor federal crime almost six years ago. I was sentenced to a three year probabtion and to pay restitution. I have since completed both the restitution and the probationary period and received paperwork stating that fact. I am now wondering if I can get the case expunged since the requirements have been met and more than three years have passed? I am contemplating applying for a new job and am wondering if the case will appear on a background check.
Yes, you have met all of the requirements for an expungement. Now you can petition the Federal Court in your jurisdiction to expunge your record. There are no guarantees however. The process is a courtesy and not a right. With regard to your background I have had experiences where the arrest will still show on a background check. You will need an attorney's help to petition the FBI to change the data in the NCIC Database.
Jeffrey Hauck, JD, CPO, CII, LPD
Licensed Private Detective