There are two types of people: those with a criminal background, and those without. For those with a criminal background check, you’re probably wondering, nervously, what exactly pops up when someone requests or searches into your history. Here’s some information that might answer your questions.
- Individuals, partners, corporations, or limited liability companies may request to review your criminal background. This includes employers, banks, and property owners. They first need to receive consent of obtain the records.
- Only records where there was a conviction will appear on the criminal record. Any arrests or detention that did not result in conviction will not appear.
- Any records that have been sealed or expunged will not appear.
- Only records within the last 7 years will appear. Anything that occurred longer before will not appear. However, there may be certain circumstances where older crimes may be necessary.
If an employer learns you have a criminal history, it does not immediately deny you the position. The employer can and likely will ask you questions about your criminal history but if they find you to be very qualified and a good candidate, they will not disregard your application.
Criminal backgrounds do not “destroy” the rest of your life, per se. It will be something that comes up every now and then but plenty of people with criminal history find great success and happiness.
We hope you never get any conviction on your criminal record but if you are ever arrested, we encourage you to bail out of jail with Santa Ana Bail Bonds. Hopefully your trial finds you “not guilty.”