Carmel, IN asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Education Law for Indiana

Q: If I have an expunged misdemeanor, do I need to say yes for the question, "have you been convicted of a misdemeanor" ?

I am applying for my teacher's license in the state of Indiana. About a year ago, I committed a misdemeanor for minor theft. I have expunged it by a lawyer and served community service time at the Salvation Army. I am now applying for my teacher's license. It asks me if I have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor. Should I say yes or no since I have expunged this off my record? I believe teachers work under the government since they work in the public school system and I read that they would be able to find it if this is the case. Should I check yes or no to this question?

1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: If the case is truly expunged and no just dismissed then you do not need to tell anyone about your case with limited exceptions. You may want to check to confirm your case has truly been expunged.

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