I was arrested in 2004 for possesion of controlled substance(marijuana) and paraphernalia. I was caught with an empty weed pipe, since it had resin they gave me the possesion charge and ripped the paraphernalia charge (gee thanks). It shows up as a class u misdemeanor. I haven't touched the stuff since and it has cost me many jobs being on my record. So 2 questions:
1. What does class U misdemeanor mean?
2. CT has now decriminalized MJ. Being that the arrest was in 04, the conviction in 06, can that be expunged or erased? The reason I ask is I'm interested in applying for the Police Department and it says you can't have a class A or B misdemeanor. Will my conviction prevent me from getting the job? Should I even bother trying?
Hopefully it can be erased and I can actually get a decent career going as I
Now a father and currently unemployed. My goal would be to become a homicide detective.