So here's the story, this incident happened in NJ last year. I took a few items from a retail store worth $20 and was charged with 'retail theft'. There were no cops involved and I got a letter not long after and paid about $100 in damages to the store. (I did not go to court either)
Needless to say I feel stupid about what I did.
I'm currently in college (third year) in the process of a getting an Economics degree, so I'll most definitely be looking at jobs related to business in general.
My question is, will this 'misdemeanor' prevent me from getting any jobs related to business? Also, is it possible for me to 'expunge' this misdemeanor from my record so that employers won't be able to see it??? Will a lawyer be able to expunge this record???
Anyone out there who went through this or anyone with knowledge on this matter, can you please tell me what to do???
Thanks for reading!!