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Can an employer see the actual circumstances of a class b misdemeanor

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Can an employer see the actual circumstances of a class b misdemeanor conviction 18 years ago,or just the conviction
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Aaron Paul replied 8 years ago.
HelloCustomer- It is possible that, depending on the job and the employer, they may not see convictions that go back as far as 18 years.

Customarily, criminal background checks only show the charge, the disposition, the extent of the fine and sentence, and whether you were given probation. They may not even go into that much detail. Also, once again depending on the job and the employer, you may not even be asked about your criminal background that does not involve felonies.

Regardless, if you really want the job, I suggest you be as honest and forthcoming as possible. You may not know what your employer knows, and not telling the truth (or keeping details from your employer) will likely jeopardize your chances of getting the job. Furthermore, if your employer later finds out the details, and deterimines that you were not honest in your application, it will allow them to fire you immediatley.

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