You’re a great person – you spend your weekends volunteering at a homeless shelter, you rescue abused animals and give them forever homes and you read to the blind in your spare time.  But there is something lurking in your past – maybe you were young and foolish or in the wrong place at the wrong time – but you have a past criminal history from another state that you try to forget about.  Let’s say that you are involved in a custody case and you are meeting with your newly hired attorney.  Your attorney asks you if you have a past criminal history, to which you answer no, which your attorney relies on.