Would a petty theft arrest when I was about 15 cause application denial

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    When I was about 15 years old I got arrested for petty theft but I never went to court for it. I think it was just dismissed or closed.

    Will that cause me problems when I apply for cpa in California?


    Charge closed, dismissed, or not convicted are three different things. You should go to your local office and ask what exactly is on your record.

    If it is dismissed (maybe the charge was cancelled), you might not be required to disclose this information.

    If you are not convicted, that means you are not guilty, there is no crime and no sin.

    If it is closed, ask the local police if you are required to disclosed.

    The level you are charged is related to the dollar amount and other factors. If you stole $1M, or if you robbed a bank, even when you are 15, your application will be denied.

    NY - CPA

    You should seek out the court clerk where the charges were handled.
    That would be the best place to determine the final outcome of the charges (known as a disposition).

    The court clerk would be used to handling these types of requests, as it's common, especially for people seeking employment that might require clearances, etc.

    Memento Mori - Kingston NY CPA & EA (SUNY Albany 2002)

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    I thought juvenile records were sealed?

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