ForumBot, IANAL, nor am I in AL, but I am an Air Force recruiter in TN. If you give someone permission to see your background (like you typically would for a government job), odds are they will see your youthful indescretion. On a typical day here, I run 2-3 background checks. I take the required forms to the court house and they give me the records (if something has been expunged, it shows up on the computer screen with the word “EXPUNGED” next to it. After getting the records from the court, I go to the charging agency, i.e., police. I present them the required forms, then they print out the records. WARNING: Anecdote
Most times, I see a record from the court come back saying “Youthful Offender” and the local police record has the original charge. Occassionally, I have to do another, different request to get the original charge. Seldom do they not give out the original charge.
Hope this helps.