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New York Restricts Access to Some Misdemeanor Records

By Michael Klazema on 4/1/2014

On March 31, 2014, the New York Office of Court Administration announced that – effective April 1, 2014 – it will no longer report a criminal history for any individual whose only conviction was a single misdemeanor more than ten years before the date of the request.

The New York Office of Court Administration supplies criminal history records to the public. Its new policy is to no longer report a single misdemeanor if more than ten years have elapsed and no other criminal history exists.

backgroundchecks.com continues to monitor pending legislation and policy changes affecting access to criminal history, and will report changes to you.


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