deferred sentence. After completing probation, the guilty plea was withdrawn. I then sealed the record. This was twenty years ago. I then applied for a job as a corrections officer and was denied the position because my federal background said I had this on my record. Please help. Not sure if I was denied because of the deferred judgment or because I did not disclose my sealed record.
I am confused, so let me tell you what I know about deferred sentences.
expungement and sealing of records. Many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs consider expungement to help the get jobs. Expungement and sealing will only hide the record from public view but it will still be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies.
I hope this gives you a better understanding. This is not intended as legal advice just a bit of information. To get a more definitive understanding as it relates to the statutes in your state, speak with a qualified legal professional.