Anyone who has ever been arrested is going to be concerned about what happens when they apply for jobs and housing – there’s always that piece of information on the application where it asks if you’ve ever been arrested or convicted of a crime. It also says the hiring committee and landlord may do a background check on you first if they wish. Though not as scary as when you were actually being arrested, this is still quite a nerve-racking thought. What will they find out? How will my past behavior affect my current hopes and aspirations?
Background checks reveal records of any misdemeanors and felonies of the defendant. It will show whether the person was convicted or not. However, only records of the past 7 years will show; so if the person has a conviction that happened 10 year ago, it will not appear during the background check. As a record, it still exists, but that piece of information would not be available to others to see in this case. A background check will also not reveal any arrests that did not lead to a conviction.
Criminal histories do not prevent good opportunities for people trying to better themselves. But it can be important for employers and/ or landlords to know and be aware of this information for professional and legal means.
If you or a loved one is ever in need of a bail bond, which releases a defendant from jail, Riverside Bail Bonds can help you with that. We are a professional bail bond company in California with more satisfied clients than other companies.