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Misdemeanors and Background Checks: What You Need to Know

Misdemeanors and Background Checks: What You Need to Know

What’s the difference between a civil infraction, a misdemeanor, and a felony? Learn the answer to this question and other queries about misdemeanors and background checks.

Is a misdemeanor on your criminal record Blog Post

Is a misdemeanor on your criminal record

Yes. A misdemeanor is defined as a minor wrongdoing or crime, but it is still a crime. As such, it is still a part of your criminal record just like a...

The debate over clean slate laws Blog Post

The debate over clean slate laws

Clean slate laws could help millions of Americans by making it easier to expunge criminal records. But are there drawbacks to this kind of far-reachin...

How Can I Expunge My Criminal Record? Blog Post

How Can I Expunge My Criminal Record?

Tired of missing out on job opportunities or having your apartment applications rejected because of a criminal record? You aren't alone: many ex-offen...

Expungement Efforts Take Center Stage in Several States Blog Post

Expungement Efforts Take Center Stage in Several States

For some job-seekers, the most harrowing part of the application process is not the interview but the initial paperwork. For those who live in areas w...

Do Traffic Tickets Show on Criminal Background Checks? Blog Post

Do Traffic Tickets Show on Criminal Background Checks?

When filling out a job application, you may be asked to disclose prior criminal history. If you end up getting hired for the job, you will also almost...

What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony Blog Post

What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony

Whether you are an employer running a background check for a prospective hire or a job seeker wondering how a run-in with the law will impact your hir...

Will My Speeding Ticket Show Up on a Background Check? Blog Post

Will My Speeding Ticket Show Up on a Background Check?

If you’ve recently been cited for breaking the speed limit, you may be wondering whether the infraction could have an impact on your job prospects. Wi...

An Update on Clean Slate Legislation Blog Post

An Update on Clean Slate Legislation

More states and jurisdictions are taking steps to increase the accessibility of expungement and criminal record sealing. We take a look at recent brea...