I have a few misdemeanors can I still drive?
I have an underage possession of a malt beverage (about 3 or 4 years ago, no DUI or DWI
Shoplifting about 2 or 3 years back. I paid to have it expunged from my record but it will still show up on government (FBI) background checks my lawyer said, also it wasn't anything too serious or expensive just a play station controller, I even payed walmart back and everything.
Most recently last summer (summer 2012) i caught a misdemeanor pot charge (1.5 grams worth).
For the weed I got a deferred prosecution and put on unsupervised probation until early April of this year. My lawyer said if I get no other charges before I'm off probation (don't plan on it) then the pot charge will be "dismissed", but will still show up on my record. I don't smoke weed, drink, or participate in any sort of crimes any more.
The drinking charge i just pled guilty and payed the $100 fine it wasn't worth hiring a lawyer.
The main one I'm worried about is the pot charge, however, if the driving school I'm considering attending requires a drug test at orientation and then several randoms, and so does every trucking company, wouldn't that be proof I haven't smoked in ages?
Especially companies who do hair follicle tests they can catch weed in your system months back.
I live near Charlotte, NC and am considering attending the CDL course at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, NC.
Any insight would be great, I would hate to blow money on the school and then not be able to find a job.