I was recently discharged from probation under the First Offenders Act. I have recently applied for a job that requests a background check. I assumed that under the First Offenders Act once your sentence was successfully completed the charge would be sealed. I found out today that I was denied employment because the charge is still on my record. I also have a copy of the background check and it states.
Charge: Possession of Cocaine
Charge Type: Felony
Disposition: First Offender
Sentence: 3 years Probation
Can anyone tell me why this is on my record. That defeats the whole purpose of having First Offenders right??