Who Can See My Criminal Record After an Expungement?
Having your case dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4 prevents most employers from asking you about your conviction or using it against you in the hiring process. If your case is dismissed per 1203.4 you will legally be able to say, on most applications, that you have never been convicted of the crime.
An expungement does not, however, result in a complete erasure of the record. What an employer, or residential leasing company, would see on your background check is different from what law enforcement or professional licensing agencies would see.
While in some cases you would not be required to disclose that you had been previously convicted of the crime, law enforcement agencies and other professional licensing entities will likely be able to see and inquire about the conviction. It is important to discuss with an attorney if you should disclose your conviction on an application after you receive an expungement.