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Try not to take this the wrong way, but if you are going to take everything as an insult, you aren't going to get far with either route.

Also, if the arrest shows up on a background check, then it hasn't been expunged (or you probably have good grounds for a lawsuit).

Regardless, even if your employer did find out somehow, you are legally entitled to withhold that information, so they cannot hold it against you for not disclosing it with them.

The reality is, if you want to be a software developer then you need to start from the bottom. That isn't a freelancer role, you need to find a junior role in employment. It's not going to be easy as you don't seem to have any relevant qualifications. So the best you can do is sell your experience, which probably means you need to start building a portfolio of "personal projects". Maybe invest in some training courses if you can budget for them. And be prepared for a lot of disappointing interviews!

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On which operating systems are you writing code?
Let's see if things have changed since we last ran this. "writing code" meaning editing, building, and running the code on that OS.
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