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Crazy situation. I had a federal background check done in

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Crazy situation. I had a federal background check done in order to get my drivers license reinstated in NC. The background check showed a marijuana possession ticket from 15 years ago in Virginia with no resolution. I received the ticket 15 years ago, took some classes, had unsupervised probation and the ticket was resolved. However, the resolution did not show up on the federal background check. My case officer in NC says this counts as a pending charge. I called the clerk of court in Virginia and they have no record of this ticket. They faxed a letter to my case officer here in NC stating that I had no pending charges. However, because the federal background check did not show the resolution of the charge, the case officer still considers the charge pending. I have no idea what to do now.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Colleen Grady replied 5 months ago.

Hello. I will help you with your questions. I have been an attorney for 27 years and I was a prosecutor for 9 years.

If this is showing up on your background check, there has to be a record in the court archives. Also, if you were on unsupervised probation, the probation department may have records on this.

If you tell me the name of the court in Virginia, I may be able to help you more.