How Does A Criminal Record Affect Background Checks?


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Having a criminal record can keep you tied to the past and hold you back from new opportunities. A criminal history can be a serious strike against you when you are being evaluated by someone conducting a criminal background check.

At McCarty-Larson, PLLC, our we can explain how expungement or nondisclosure can clear or seal an arrest record or criminal record. Contact our law office for a free initial consultation. Call (972) 775-2100.

A Criminal Background Check

Many opportunities in life require a background check to help evaluate your character. Common situations requiring a background check include applying for a job, renting an apartment, leasing a vehicle, applying for a loan, trying to get security clearance for a job, and even just volunteering in your community.

A criminal record is more than just a record of a conviction. It includes arrests, too. And if you went to court and received probation, that is also on your record. That’s why it’s important to find out if you qualify for expungement or nondisclosure, and what the difference is between the two.

In the best-case scenario, when someone runs a background check and finds you have a criminal history, it can lead to uncomfortable questions. This may seem unfair, particularly if the charges against you were dropped., you may understandably feel that you did your time and the past is behind you.

Unfortunately, knowing that you have a criminal record can affect the way people see you and interact with you.

In the worst-case scenario, when someone runs a criminal background check and finds a criminal record, it can result in automatic rejection.

Being limited to only working jobs that don’t require a background check can prevent you from getting the job you want, using your skills, and earning good money. Even if you are living a law-abiding life, a criminal record can continue to prevent you from getting stable housing, steady work, or a respected position in your community.

Get a Fresh Start

Put the past behind you. Talk with us about the possibility of clearing your criminal record with expungement or sealed through an order of nondisclosure. Both expungement and nondisclosure erase your criminal record from public background checks.

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Working with a McCarty-Larson PLLC expunction or nondisclosure lawyer to legally clear or seal your criminal record helps ensure that the past stays in the past. To learn if your case meets the qualifications for expungement or non-disclosure sealed call (972) 775-2100 or contact us to see if you qualify.

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