If my juvenile background is sealed, will my history affect recruitment?

Applicants seeking employment as a peace officer are evaluated on an individual basis. The totality of the background investigation is taken into consideration for disqualification or non-select purposes. It is important to underscore that a sealing or expungement usually does not relieve the applicant from providing information about the underlying conduct that led to such a sealed or expunged record. One possible exception might be an arrest/conviction expunged by a court pursuant to PC §851.8, in which case the court made a factual finding of innocence, as there is no underlying conduct to disclose. 

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1. How should I prepare for a background investigation?
2. What are the milestones in the hiring process for candidates?
3. How long does a background investigation take?
4. What are possible disqualifiers for police officer applicants?
5. What will disqualify an applicant during a background investigation?
6. If my juvenile background is sealed, will my history affect recruitment?
7. Will debt and bad credit disqualify an applicant during the background investigation?
8. Do points on my driving disqualify me during the background investigation?
9. Are drugs or excessive alcohol use disqualifiers?
10. I’ve been arrested before. Does this disqualify me?