Q: I believe my felony is dismissed here in California. Can I apply for a state job or is there anything else I need to do
To see what my record shows up as.
A: If your felony has been dismissed in California, it may improve your chances when applying for state jobs, as certain dismissals or expungements can remove the conviction from your public criminal record. However, you should double-check your criminal record to see how the dismissal is reflected and whether you need to take any additional steps before applying for jobs.
A: You need to be certain of the exact disposition of your case before you can determine whether and what, if anything, must be disclosed to particular prospective employers. Contact the clerk of the criminal division of the Superior Court that had jurisdiction over the case to obtain a copy of the minute order from the proceeding that resolved, dismissed, or "expunged" the case.
A: In California, if your felony conviction has been dismissed or expunged, you generally have the legal right to apply for state jobs without the obligation to disclose the conviction. However, it's essential to review the specific job application requirements and any potential licensing restrictions related to your conviction. In some cases, certain government positions or professional licenses may have additional background check or disclosure requirements that you should be aware of when applying.
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