I have two felony arrests that were reduced to misdemeanors. These show as felonies during a background check. How can the clerk of court case search be updated to the case types to misdemeanor convictions.
Your background check is most likely showing up accurately, as the entry will show the charges that you originally were charged with and also the disposition of the charges (i.e. that you pled to lesser offenses.).
If they were reduced to misdemeanors, you would need to obtain a copy of any please agreement or transcript or court docket... certified.
The clerk will not be changing the records to suit you. The disposition is the important part. They will show as felony arrests, but the disposition will show that you were convicted of misdemeanors. There are many background check companies, and it depends who you use. It is a good idea to get certified copies of the dispositions so that you can clear up whatever may come from whomever is used.
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This may be an issue with the court, but it may instead be an issue with the background reporting companies. Sometimes background reporting companies simply report inaccurate information. When that happens, and when it causes you damage (e.g., losing a job), there may be violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. If you haven't already done so, you may want to review the court file to make sure that it is accurate. If it is accurate and it is the background reporting company that is making the mistake, you will want to dispute the information with the company.
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