Quick Answer: How Long Does A Shoplifting Charge Stay On Your Record?

What can a shoplifting charge be reduced to?

Hire a lawyer immediately.

The attorney can probably get the shoplifting charge dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense, such as “Littering.”.

Can I get a job with theft on my record?

A retail theft conviction does not preclude you from holding any job, so long as it is not a felony.

Can you work at a bank with a theft charge?

According to Apostille U.S., Washington, DC law states, “You cannot work in a bank or financial institution if you have been convicted of an offense involving dishonesty, breach of trust, or money laundering.”

Is it hard to get a job with a petty theft charge?

Having a conviction for petty theft on one’s record can make it difficult to find employment. Fortunately, most states allow for an arrest or conviction for petty theft to be expunged, because it is a low-level theft crime.

Can a shoplifting charge be removed from your record?

If you were convicted of shoplifting, there is no way to get that expunged from your record. If you were just charged and you haven’t been to court yet, then you definitely need to hire an attorney to represent you and keep this off your permanent criminal record.

Will shoplifting show up on a background check?

Unless you were charged with a crime, and it sounds like you were civilly assessed restitution, this offense will no appear on a criminal background check.

Can you get a job with a shoplifting charge?

Employers are most interested if you have been charged with a crime of theft, violence or addiction. One study revealed that 50% of the applicants for a job will not be interviewed if they have a charge or conviction on their application.

How long does a petty theft charge stay on your record?

It stays on your record forever. If you have no prior criminal record, you can have it expunged after a 5 year period. Good luck with this process.