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What is the legal term for a conviction that the individual has completed the punishment for?

I am writing an employment contract and want to explain that, we run criminal record checks on everyone. if an individual has finished the punishment for their crime then that's ok as long as they ...
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Punishment for getting intoxicated in public

Recently I traveled to Germany with friends and got a bit too much drunk. While walking to my hotel I fell down and damaged my foot. Police approached me, checked my ID (I am from the EU), asked if I ...
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Can juvenile adjudications for never-sealable offences be sealed? (Massachusetts)

Convictions for some crimes in Massachusetts such as perjury can never be sealed. However, the statute (c.276 § 100A), says that "convictions" for these crimes can never be sealed. So, if a ...
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Where do defendants found guilty get discharged without conviction?

In New Zealand, a defendant may be "discharged without conviction" after found guilty. Courts would apply such a discretion where they are satisfied that the consequences of conviction would ...
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Is it possible for someone with juvenile felony charge (not conviction) to join the military?

If someone were charged with a felony in the US (e.g. sexual assault, harassment, or murder) as a juvenile, but they're not convicted (their case or the charges were dropped), can they join the ...
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Crime records as a minor, does it affect sentencing as an adult?

Are crimes as minor, especially felonies, kept in your records? And would they affect your sentencing as an adult? I am not asking about a specific jurisdiction, I just want to have a general idea.
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Can I contact this man's probation officer?

My parents and I live in Suffolk County, New York. In January 2017 my father's friend began living with us. During this time, my father's friend was arrested and convicted of animal neglect and abuse....
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Third Party Employment Background Check, WA State

I am filling out information for an employment background check through a third party agency called Orange Tree (I am located in Washington State). Their website says this: How far back background ...
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Why was he put in prison but never got a criminal record?

I watched this video about a dare devil climbing to the top of The Shard in London, before being cautioned by the police. The Shard later took out a private prosecution against him. I am confused ...
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no public record found

When I was 18 I broke the law, was convicted and had to pay restitution. Recently I hired a lawyer to expunge my record. I paid up front and then later was told that they could not find any flies on ...
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How can you see if there is a criminal complaint against somebody in Germany?

How can you see or know if there is a civil or criminal complaint against somebody in Germany? Is there a way to check this on Google?
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Accused of criminal offence and then pay the fine but not convicted

Is it possible that one is accused of a criminal offence in Germany and ask to pay a fine and it was also mentioned that if the fine is paid in within the time limit the case will be discontinued and ...
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UK - can you run a criminal records check on a customer?

Had an interesting conversation with a friend who runs a labour agency which sends people to businesses for temp jobs. I asked her whether she conducted criminal records checks of the directors of ...
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Is not having a valid car insurance a misdemeanor in Orange County, California?

My doubt arises after having received correspondence back from the Superior Court of California County of Orange. I pleaded guilty on a traffic ticket I had pending since three years ago only after ...
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Can a person be "cleared" of a conviction for something that is no longer a crime?

There may be numerous instances of this sort, but I will ask my question based on the instance with which I am most familiar. Ten years ago, Defendant was arrested and convicted for possession of a ...
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How to find status of criminal prosecution (Alberta, Canada)

Calgary men charged after 864 investors lose $33M in Crowsnest Pass development Jun 10, 2016 I can't find any further news about this. I tried contacting CBC but got no reply. (Not to be confused with ...
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What happens in Canada if a divorce invalidates in Iran?

Thank you for reading this and your help. A man, let's say mr. X has divorced his wife (with some fraud) in Iran and move to Canada with a work permit. The woman, let's name her Ms. Y, has ...
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Case Converted Nolle Prosequi

Jurisdiction: Albuquerque, NM - US Is it normal for a criminal case not pursued, originating October 2014, to have a disposition “Converted Nolle Prosequi” on August 2016, almost 23 months after the ...
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How to find your public criminal record?

When dealing with insurance, people always tell me after so many years, certain offenses "come off" your record and your insurance prices go down. I'm curious how this works. I don't have any serious ...
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Is destroying a mailbox a felony?

I am wondering specifically about juvenile mischief, i.e. driving past a mailbox and teeing off on it with a baseball bat, or similar weapon. If such a juvenile were to be successfully prosecuted to ...
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Is it possible to become a lawyer if you have a criminal record?

My partner wants to study law and do a law degree but has a extensive criminal record. Is it possible to become a lawyer if you have a record? If they decide to go through with it, would they be ...
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Difference between 364 and 366 days sentence

I just read that a relatively famous US TV personality has been sentenced to 366 days in jail for fraud (hiding about $750,000 in a bankruptcy case). Is there a significant difference between a 366 ...
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Can a non US resident find out if there are outstanding warrants against him?

While discussing with some friends the case of a German VW-manager who was recently arrested in the USA , the following question came up: Is there a way for a non-US resident to find out if there are ...
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What exactly theoretically defines Moral Turpitude, related to a Canadian crossing the US Border?

I'm wondering what the real meaning of moral turpitude is in regards to border crossing (canadian traveling to USA)... mainly interested in finding out of house arrest short sentences for assault ...
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How come Canadian Police Information Checks do not show arrests, only convictions?

I was wondering if there was a way to find out what a U.S. border official will see on your record. A police information check in Canada seems to only show your conviction, no section on it that shows ...
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If a criminal charge was "dismissed", does that mean the case was dismissed after conviction?

If a crime is committed involving arrest and court appearance - and then case is dismissed within 120 days - what does it exactly mean? Does it mean the person was CONVICTED and then case was ...
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No public record found? what does this mean?

I have an arrest from about a decade ago for a petty crime. I was taken to a local jail given a court case and released. I went in front of the prosecutor and have no idea what actually happened to my ...
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Criminal record expungement in Texas

In 2010, I was arrested and charged with felony evading arrest/detention with a motor vehicle. This is a state jail felony in Texas. The charge was later reduced from a state jail felony to a Class A ...
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How does the justice system handle cases against persons who cannot be identified?

In a general sense, in the United States, how would the court system proceed in a criminal case against a person who cannot be and refuses to be identified? For example: a person is arrested and ...
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How do I get my misdemeanor conviction removed from public records websites?

Awhile ago I was charged with a misdemeanor that ended up with me paying a fine and doing community service. I searched my name on Google the other day and so far only saw my charge on one public ...
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What is the origin and significance of distinguishing between "misdemeanor" and "felony"?

As far as I know, the difference in definition is merely that a "misdemeanor" is something punishable by a year or less in prison, and a "felony" is something punishable by more than one year in ...
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Can I become a surgeon with an arrest record of 3 felonies?

I was charged with 2 counts of burglary and one count of theft about a month after I turned 18 for taking scrap metal from an abandoned house. I was arrested but never convicted, and underwent PTI to ...
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If my spouse gets arrested for domestic violence but I do not press charges, will that still be on his record?

First time I've ever called the authorities on my husband for Domestic Violence. He was arrested, however, I didn't press any charges, will it still be on his record?
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When a criminal statute is repealed, are those still held under it automatically freed?

How was this handled in the past when things were decriminalized, e.g. homosexuality? Is there an automatic process that guarantees freedom for those held under an abolished law, or does this have to ...
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How to find record of conviction?

My mother was convicted of something nearly 20 years ago in the UK, but since it was not worthy of prison forgot about the details soon after. I need to know about it in order to fully disclose ...
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