If you have a felony in USA, life is basically ruined. Practically no one will let me rent a decent place to live, hire me for anything other than a dead end job, and recently the accounting program I was gearing up to transfer into said I wouldn't be accepted. The argument I try to make to employers/landlords/etc is this: First, my record isn't sexual/violent/drug related. Secondly, my criminal record reflects the behavior of freshly 18 year old me... NOT how I've been living ever since (I'm almost 27). What's been heart breaking is practically no one will disagree with me when I point that out, but never amounts to anything other than someone feeling sorry for me. I'm currently talking to a lawyer to possibly solve my problem, but there's no guarantee life will be different. If these problems continue, my future could realistically be mowing lawns forever while living in bad parts of town.
Finishing college is my current goal, but leaving the US could be next. So... you think expatriating to Denmark would make sense? Is my record going to haunt me there too?