Will my 12 years felony record show up on a background check? 16 Answers as of May 24, 2013

I have a class C felony on my record from almost 12 years ago and I was wondering if a rental property did a background check would they been able to see it?

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MckennaLaw
MckennaLaw | Keven A. McKenna
I do not know. Take a look on line on the Judiciary site.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Replied: 8/23/2012
James M. Osak, P.C.
James M. Osak, P.C. | James M. Osak
YES. It might. Get it expunged if possible. Expungement will cost $500-600. You have to have a CLEAN record for those last 12 years though.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/23/2012
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
In all likelihood, your past conviction would turn up in a background check.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 8/23/2012
Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
Yes.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/24/2013
Palumbo and Kosofsky
Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
Yes.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 5/24/2013
    The Gardner Law Firm, PLC | Brandon Gardner
    It most likely will show up, depending on the accuracy of the background check.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/23/2012
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC | Timothy J. Klisz
    Certainly yes. You can move to set it aside if you have no other violations.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/23/2012
    Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    Cynthia Henley, Lawyer | Cynthia Henley
    We don't have "class C" felonies in Texas. If the company from whom you are trying to rent conducts their own search, they will find it IF it was not expunged. (Your question is in the "area" of "felony expungement" but it says that you have a felony on your record so . . . . ) If the company uses a separate company to conduct the search, then the law prohibits the hired company from disclosing the case (over 7 years old) to the rental company. If you received deferred adjudication probation and successfully served it out, you should hire a lawyer to seal it (assuming it is eligible.) If the case was dismissed or nobilled, you should hire a lawyer to expunge it so it is completely off your record.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 8/23/2012
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: Tennessee
    Replied: 5/24/2013
    Law Office of Gregory Crain | Gregory Crain
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 5/24/2013
    Law Office of Charles J. Block
    Law Office of Charles J. Block | Charles J. Block
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 5/24/2013
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
    It depends on the type of employment that you seek, but it is likely to show up unless you have it sealed. Felonies are now eligible to be sealed after 10 years instead of the 15 year requirement that was in effect until this year.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 8/23/2012
    LeadfootSpeedingTicket.com
    LeadfootSpeedingTicket.com | Andrea Storey Rogers
    Yes, most likely, they will be able to see it.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 8/23/2012
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    I don't know what a class C felony is. That is not a term used in California law. If you have a California felony it will show up on a background check. If it is a felony from another state then you have to check with an attorney in that state.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/23/2012
    Pearson, Butler, & Carson, PLLC
    Pearson, Butler, & Carson, PLLC | Matthew R. Kober
    If you have not had it expunged, it will show up. Nothing automatically drops off a criminal history report unless it is expunged. Contact me and I can get this expunged for you.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 8/23/2012
    Jennifer L. Gottschalk, Esq. | Jennifer Gottschalk
    Probably, unless you have had it expunged.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 8/23/2012
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