Once you have come into contact with the police you now have a permanent record. It doesn’t matter if you were convicted, or the charges were dropped or dismissed, it will remain a public permanent record under your name. How do you get rid of this? There are expungements and ways to receive help clearing your record.
Who can access my criminal record? Anyone with a credit card and access to the internet can access your criminal record. There is no right to privacy when it comes to criminal records. The state depositories and courts now have their files and records online and are more than willing to make a profit for a sneak peek of someone’s criminal record. This is why it is important to get expungements of your record. Clearing your record is important, especially if there was no conviction or the case was dismissed.
Employees have the option not to hire you, because of a criminal background. They can also have contracts with their clients that require employees to have a clean record, and can be sued for breach of contract if they don’t follow their contract. Employers have also been known to share your background history with other employers, including your criminal history. To maintain a level platform with other applicants in a position, it is important that you clear your record and make sure the proper authorities follow through with the expungements.
You can hire an attorney who can help you fight to expunge, seal, earase, purge, your record. Each state has different requirements how to do this, so it is best to obtain the help of a local attorney. Some states have restrictions on what can be done and what cannot be done in clearing your record. Your local attorney will know how to advise you in an attempt to get an expungements of your record.