Will a background check show expunged records?
Expunged records shouldn’t show up on a background check because legally they don’t exist.
But sometimes they do.
In these cases, it is even more important to have a reputable background checking agency, with a history of good candidate experience, as your trusted partner..
Why does an expunged record show up?
But sometimes an expunged or sealed record still turns up in a background search, even though it shouldn’t. This is usually the result of one of the many unregulated, private background check companies that maintain their own databases. These private records sometimes contain convictions that have been set aside.
Can police still see expunged records?
Even a court or prosecutor cannot view a person’s expunged record. In contrast, sealing removes a person’s criminal record from public view, but it can still be accessed through a court order. Most states provide some form of expungement or sealing for certain types of records.
Will an expunged record show up on a Level 2 background check?
The existence of expunged convictions that involve mistreatment of children or other vulnerable individuals may be legally reported in Level 2 background checks, though unsealing the details of those records typically requires a court order.