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Juvenile Felony, Records sealed - Can I pass a background check?

Discussion in 'Juvenile Crime, Law & Court' started by zzzzzz, Sep 5, 2008.

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  1. zzzzzz

    zzzzzz Law Topic Starter Guest

    I have a juvenile felony on my record, from another state, that is 5 years old.

    I have had my records sealed. Here are my questions:

    Can I pass a background check in the current state I reside in?

    Can I pass a background check in the state I was charged?

    Can I pass a fingerprint check? I have to go to the police station to get my fingerprint clearance done.

    In theory, does having my records sealed give me a clean slate? Obviously I am most concerned about employment background checks... some companies require FBI clearance or some other type of security clearance. Will I be able to pass these?

    Thank you for your help.
  2. CdwJava

    CdwJava Moderator

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    What state is the record in, what state are you in now, and what were the offenses?

    Also, what kind of background check are you talking about? There can be a legal difference in what right Wal-Mart has to information compared to a local police department where you have applied to be an officer. So, it depends on the job you seek as well.

    - Carl

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