Dec 21

Will a misdemeanor show up on my background check?

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If misdemeanors are compared to felonies, they can be termed as “less heinous” criminal offenses. They often include crimes like petty theft, disorderly conduct, vandalism, public intoxication, etc and may involve lesser punishments than felonies. However, similar to felonies, misdemeanors stay on your criminal record for your entire life. Therefore, if a thorough background check is done, misdemeanors can show up in your criminal history.

Also, if someone runs a background check, and claims that you were convicted of a charge that you didn’t know about, it needs to be addressed. Contact a criminal defense attorney for help.

If you are concerned about your your criminal history, please reach out to us today. If you were accused or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, Reuven J. Epstein, criminal defense attorney in Spring Valley, NY, is ready to fight for you. We have successfully defended the rights of numerous clients accused of serious crimes at the Law Office of Reuven J. Epstein. Call 845-459-0002 or 800-579-1605 to schedule your appointment with Attorney Reuven J. Epstein.

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