dude lets be real here. You expect me to believe that I have a chance at a dev job? Ok in an ideal world they wont care cause its just an arrest, but in reality I'm going to be discriminated against. Once you have a record period that's it no matter if you were guilty, not guilty, convicted, not convicted they're going to discriminate regardless. I hate it how just because you were wrongfully arrested you can be discriminated against and don't have a chance to explain.So what? Are you paying attention at all or just ranting to rant and vent?
For one having no felony means you have a lot better chances at any employment than over 1/4 the US population for starters.
For two being arrested and charged with something is not the same as being convicted. Being convicted means you were guilty and served punishment by the prosecutor.
If the case is dismissed it means you were not convicted which means you can click NO on employment screens asking if you were ever convicted of a misdemeanor or felony. That makes your chances at being looked at better because you don't have a criminal record (assuming you have nothing before this charge).
Well that's the thing, you waste money on a lawyer to get a record expunged so they shouldn't even see it to begin with. That's the point.
And it shouldn't as I said. That means whoever you hired to get the case expunged didn't do their job right and you need to contact them to correct it.
Like I said before, if it's a class B or C misdemeanor nobody will care, especially for a software dev. They might ask you some questions, just answer honestly and be done with it. I fucked up last year and got myself arrested out of a Main Event. I was charged with a class B that finally got dismissed October of this year, a full year after the charge. Charge was disturbing the peace and brandishing/discharging a firearm. It was easy to get dismissed because the cops wrote it up wrong. I didn't have a gun on me, so impossible to be charged over a firearm offense. Looking it up on any background report will initially look bad and when they ask I just tell them the truth. Currently looking at 3 different jobs with no issues.