Can I, somehow, in any way at all, apply to have a conviction of resisting / hindering the police removed from my criminal record from 11 years ago? This charge, while I am fully accountable for it, was a long time ago in a difficult period in my life and is now stopping me from getting a position I have worked hard to obtain. Is there any way under Criminal Law to get a pardon for 1 offense? I have a couple of misdemeanours that go with this like - crossing the road while the light green and offensive language but the resisting / hindering of police charge has totally put a stop to my future ambitions under the Australian Border Force Act... Please help.