Background Checks

Asked 7 months ago - Baltimore, MD

The average job applications requests information about arrests for 7 years past. If the 7 year mark has come and gone, would it be prudent to still include any arrests that may have happend just to be on the safe side of honesty? Part two to the question is if the conviction is a charge of "felony after the fact" and labled a misdemeanor, should felondy or misdemeanor be listed on a job application?

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  1. William Lawrence Welch III

    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . As long as you answer the question honestly, do not have to volunteer information beyond what it specifically asks.

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  2. Scott R. Scherr

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . Make sure that you answer the questions honestly and completely. You do not need to provide information that is outside the scope of what is requested, but they may see it when they run the background check.

    This answer is being given for general informational purposes only and is not protected by the attorney-client... more
  3. Jonathan L Katz


    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . Your job application is governed by all the language therein. Not having seen the entire application, lawyers on this forum are limited in how to respond to your question. As to the second part of your question, you can start by asking your lawyer for the felony after the fact whether it is a misdemeanor or felony. Such a crime does not exist in Mary,and, to my knowledge, so perhaps that was a case in another state. All the best. Jon

    None of my comments on AVVO's website constitute legal advice. It is only food for thought for matters to address... more

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