In Mississippi if you are convicted of or plead guilty to a misdemeanor there is a good chance you will have the opportunity to have that conviction expunged from your record. Having a conviction expunged from your record is essentially a reset button, it gives you the opportunity to truthfully state, on a job application, that you do not have a criminal record. As you can imagine this will benefit you for the rest of your life and open doors which would otherwise remained closed due to having a conviction on your record.