How far back can an employer go in criminal background checks in the state of Calif?

Asked over 2 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

Felony DUI

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  1. Diane M Medina

    Contributor Level 8

    Answered . A felony remains on your criminal record forever. Employers will often perform an entire criminal background check on you, so when asked if you've ever even convicted of a felony, you must always answer honestly and explain the circumstances because they will discover it.

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  2. Denis Hurley White Jr

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . I'm not aware of anything that limits employers in regards to background checks. If you authorize them to do a background check but you try to limit them to a certain time frame you'll make them suspicious. Department of Justice would be the prefererred source for criminal records and it's my undersdtanding that they keep records for 100 years.

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The definition, charges, and penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) vary by state and depend on a number of factors.

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A felony DUI is a much more serious offense than a misdemeanor DUI and it will carry steeper penalties in the event of conviction.

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