I was hoping someone could offer some advice... I'm in the process of obtaining my license. I know you have to be fingerprinted and that is what has got we worried. I was arrested a few months ago for shoplifting (I walked out of a store with a pair of pajamas in my cart to answer a call about my car being towed away). It was a stress thing but the LPO guy at the store didn't want to hear it and so...to the slammer I went. My charge was misdemeanor theft by concealment (although I'm not sure what I was concealing...?) I went to court the next day and the prosecutor looked at my history and spoke with me for a moment. He said he thought it was an honest mistake and threw the case out. I was never arraigned and so it won't show up on a background check. However, my fingerprints were taken so it's going to show up when I get them done. Would this bar me from student teaching or subbing? How about actually teaching? Does anyone know anyone with an arrest record and no conviction?