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Legal Question

Asked on: 5/12/11, 6:24 pm


In December 2009, the Bexar County (Texas) court granted me a petition for non-disclosure for a Class B Misdemeanor theft charge. I was told by my attorney that I was legally entitled to say I was never arrested. Unfortunately, since most companies use third party private databases, my arrest keeps appearing on my background checks.

I'm currently in the process of applying to a new job. My question is:

In the case that my charge comes up in the background check yet again, and I am questioned about it, am I supposed to say point-blank the arrest never occurred or explain to them that I was arrested, but had it sealed?

-Confused in San Antonio

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