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I have a misdemeanor possession of marijuana on my record.

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I have a misdemeanor possession of marijuana on my record. will i be able to live and work in aruba? this was from january of 2007 in washington dc and i served one year probation with weekly drug testing and performed 80 hours of community service
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You can enter Aruba with this misdemeanor conviction on your record and you can seek a work permit there. You also may be able to qualify for an expungement or sealing of your record in DC for a misdemeanor conviction depending on the specific circumstances of your case and you need to have your case evaluated by a local expungement/sealing attorney to determine if your possession case would qualify (it would require at least 5 years passing since your completion of sentence).


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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
What criteria do I need to expunge this from my record? It happened when I was 30 years old and I was told by an attorney that DC law only expunges if you are under 18 and it's your first offense. This was technically my second offense because I got a charge of possession in new york that wasn't a full misdemeanor because I didn't have 25 grams on me but it was the class below that.
This is why I said it depended on the circumstances of your specific case which had to be reviewed by a DC attorney, because DC's laws on sealing records or expunging them are specific to each case and if the local attorney reviewed your case and said your case did not qualify, then you cannot get it sealed or expunged. See: DC Expungement/Sealing of Records
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Well as long as I can live and work in Aruba, I'm happy. Thank you so much Paul!!!!!!
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