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I sealed my criminal record back in 2008, do you think if I apply for new job, will my recod show on my back ground check

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Answered on Mar 10th, 2017 at 8:26 AM

Yes, if you apply for a new job and the prospective employer runs your criminal history, you can expect the case to show up even though it was sealed.  However, since it is sealed, the propective employer should not be able to see what the charge was -- or the outcome of the case.  However, there are exceptions that allow certain employers to even see sealed and expunged records -- e.g., law enforcement agencies, juvenile justice agencies, legal/judicial agencies, educational agencies and boards, hospitals and medical facilities, etc.).  These agencies may even be able to retrieve your criminal record if it is expunged.

After a record is sealed for ten years, you may be able to get the record expunged.  That will keep prospective employers (except for those that are exempted) from seeing that you have any past record.

However, many background checking companies get hold of your record, before it is sealed or expunged.  So, even if you judicially seal or expunge a record, a background checking company may still have a record of it.  Most of them charge a lot of money to remove it from its records, despite the record having been sealed.

 

 

 

 

 

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