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I have just been charged with a misdemeanor for fraud for using

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I have just been charged with a misdemeanor for fraud for using my sisters credit card, i was given probation for 6 months and told that the charge will be expunged after. I am planning on leaving the country for work (im an RN) and the judge gave me clearance to leave the country and made my probation non reporting. My lawyer said that the charge will be expunged after 6 months...should i follow up after 6 months??? IS their anyway to get an early release of probation??? I was tried only because I was using her credit card and her identification, even though i had permission to use her credit card. How can i get my record clear because I have to renew my nursing license soon...Please help!!!
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  socrateaser replied 7 years ago.

You will be required to report the criminal conviction, even though it is expunged. Goverment licensing agencies expect a higher ethical performance, and failure to report the conviction, will practically guarantee the permanent revocation of your license.


Since it won't matter whether or not you clear your record early, you may want to just let the wheels of justice turn in an orderly fashion and not try to do anything fancy.


Hope this helps.


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Edited by socrateaser on 12/1/2009 at 4:35 AM EST

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