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I have a deferred sentence for theft from 16 years ago...

I have a deferred...

I have a deferred sentence for theft from 16 years ago... will that come up on a background check in Colorado?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Colorado

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How far back do they look? Or is there restrictions on how far back they look?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Should I expect a response today?

This would show on your record as an arrest and a dismissal unless you took pains to have it sealed at some point. Colorado law does not allow a consumer reporting agency to go back further than 7 years UNLESS you're applying for a job paying more than $75,000. It also doesn't prevent the employer himself from looking further.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
a typical background check in Colorado would not look further than 7 years?

Yes.

CRS 12-14-.3-105.3 (1)(e) – Reporting of information prohibited

No consumer reporting agency shall make any consumer report containing any of the following items of information: (e) Records of arrest, indictment or conviction of a crime that, from the date of disposition, release, or parole, predate the report by more than seven years. Exception: If the salary of an individual equals or is reasonable expected to equal $75,000 or more, the 7-year restriction does not apply.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I should be ok, unless they dive deeper into it?

Yes you should be okay. And if they do dig they will find an arrest and a dismissal.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks Zoey!

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