How can I get a petty theft charge expunged or sealed off my record?

Question Details:

I was in the store with someone who was caught stealing and got charged with petty theft back in 2004. I have did my parole and paid all my fines and court cost and I have not gotten into any trouble since then. This is my first charge of petty theft. I get denied for jobs because of this charge and want to know what I can do to fix it. In Orlando, FL.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you go to and retain an attorney to represent you.