30 years ago i was convicted of some misdemeanor and felony. I petition to have my record expunge and was granted.
It depends on who does the background check. If its a bank, and the crimes involved are crimes of dishonesty, they'll show up. If its a governmental agency, the convictions may show up. For anyone else, the expunged convictions should not appear on your background check, and the employer should not consider the convictions even if they do show up on a background check. If they do, contact an attorney who handles FCRA cases as soon as possible.
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