I have few arrests from about 12 years ago and just obtained a report from myrentalhistoryreport.com and none of them appeared which is great and I understand they are permanent records but I'm wondering if they expire from such reports or will they possibly still show up if potential landlord/employer uses a different source to obtain their own report?
If the arrests didn't result in convictions, then they are kicked off your background check after 7 years. So, if anything shows up when you apply for housing, contact an attorney who handles background check cases (it's a growing area of law), and discuss the matter with them, as you might have a potential class action on your hands.
I am going to respectfully disagree with my colleague who answered your question previously. As someone who is in court on criminal cases every day (except Saturdays and Sundays) and sees rap sheets all the time in plea bargaining and trying to resolve cases, such arrests do not "expire" from your record. I see such records of arrests all the time. Naturally, certain commercial providers of your criminal history may have their own policies on reporting these, but they do not "fall off" your CCHRS report ever unless you file a petition under Penal Code 851.6 within two years of the arrest and you are too late to do this on your arrests from twelve years ago.
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