Can a juvenile record prevent you from a getting a job at a prison?

okay so I applied for a job at a prison for a clerk position, I was interviewed and soon offered the job. When i applied for the job when asked if i have ever been convicted of any crime i stated NO which is true. So they did a full background check on me and the next day i get a call from the human resource manager saying that they found something on my record i couldn't believe it! So i was told that i need to find out what it is and get back with her as soon as possible. I did that and all along it was something SO stupid that happened a long time ago when i was younger my sister took something from a store "lip gloss" which i thought belonged to her and while walking through the store she asked me to put the it my purse and i did "thinking it was hers" while walking out of the store we were pulled off to the side by a store worker i didn't even know what was going on they guy explained to my aunt that we were stealing and that they will have a police officer take us to sheriff department they told me to take everything out my bag they collected the lip glosses that my sister had gave me to hold i was shocked i then knew she had stoled them and that i was now part of the problem. So they took us in got our information and fingerprinted us they did NOT arrest us they detained us until my mother got there and let us go the same day they also closed the case. So can this situation keep me from getting this job? this is so embrassing! I dont want to be seen as a criminal after being granted a great job and my interviwers thinking i was a great person to then find out there is something on my record when i answered that i was never convicted of a crime. when i spoke to the court clerk about my record he told me my record said i was arrested but i know for a fact that i wasnt i was detained but not arrested. can someone please help me out i am so so worried I have to go to the court house tomorrow to get a deposition and take it back to the employer. what can i say and do about this please help!

Asked By: ~*~*Caramel86*~* - 7/22/2009
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
If you were arrested but not charged then you weren't convicted.
Answered By: Max Hoopla - 7/22/2009
Additional Answers (2)
find a good lawyer, tell him or her your story, and request that they get your 'record' 'expunged'.
Answered By: rare2findd - 7/22/2009
When they finger print you it show's that you have been arrersted. You then usually will have to appear before a judge and can take a plea of guilty or not guilty. You said you were released to your mother custody so did they issuse you a citation? What you need to do it to go back to the court where you were detained... More
Answered By: Lou - 7/22/2009
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