Hi,If this was sealed in 6 months, then you got an ACD, which is a conditional dismissal. You can honestly say that you have no criminal record and this is sealed and should not turn up on a background check.An ACD gets sealed under section 160.50 of the CPL. It is a very deep seal. It means not only that your arrest records have been destroyed but your court record (which does still exist) is under seal and would require a court order for most people to access. Anything sealed under 160.50 is not going to turn up on your RAP sheet. That said, for purposes of certain licenses and employment this can be found. If you were looking for regular employment outside of the governmental sector, I would tell you just to say you'd never been arrested or convicted, as they would never know otherwise. An EMT position, however, is a government position and they would likely be able to access this. It's my belief that it's safer to say "I got arrested for something stupid when I was only 16 but it was dismissed and sealed" than to say nothing and risk getting caught in the lie.
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1) The emt positiion in the FDNY (which is the city) I understand it might turn up, but if I was applying for a EMS company in the private sector (such as transcare, seniorcare) ETC, they shouldn't have access to that since they are not a governmental organization.
2) I see those places ask, have you ever been convicted of a crime?
Even if it wasn't sealed, I'd still be able to legally say No, since it was dismissed and I was never found guilty or anything.
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