Background Checks and Arrest Records in Tulsa County
Being convicted of a crime can lead to some obvious penalties, such as time behind bars or monetary fines. A conviction for any crime can also carry weight beyond the penalties that the state assigns, as that mark on your record can have serious repercussions on your professional life.
What’s In a Record?
A person’s arrest record convictions are almost always public information, which means that they can show up on any background check. There are a few key things to note about background checks and arrest records as they relate to employers.
- Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, all firms are required to make sure that the information they are receiving is up to date.
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 limits how employers can remove candidates with criminal records fairly and without discriminating. This usually means that employers simply rule out people with more “serious” felony convictions on their records.
- The OSBI (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation) releases all arrests records, which means that all arrests and not just convictions can have a bearing on the hiring process.
However, under certain circumstances, Oklahoma may seal or expunge certain records and convictions so that information is inaccessible in a background check. An arrest and a conviction are two different things when answering such questions. Each is a different issue and may involve different records.
Criminal Proceedings Have Far Reaching Implications
A good legal team understands that a conviction can have far reaching and serious implications in person’s life. Bruce Edge and his team work tirelessly to find a way to help you avoid a record. They may also be able to help you remove an existing record.
Contact Bruce Edge today to schedule a free review of your case.