Q: Having trouble getting and job with a simple assault on my record, how do I get it off? I have a simple assault background and really need a job, this happened in the year 2009! Baldwin Borough, PA.
A: You should have an attorney get your criminal history from the PA state police to confirm you were convicted. If you were not convicted, for example if you were found not guilty or the charges were dropped, you can file to expunge, or destroy, all the related records that can still show up on a criminal history search. If you were convicted, you cannot expunge a misdemeanor.