How long is a class b misdemeanor on your record?

How long is on your record in Utah and once it is off an it be seen on a
background check for Employment?

Asked on September 15, 2017 under Criminal Law, Utah

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The short answer is, forever. 
Unless expunged (assuming the offense and you are eligible for expungment), the misdeamor is *always* part of your background and is always potentially accessible to someone who searchs for it the right way.
Generally, most background checks in practice only go back 7 years and so after that a minor crime will not often be found, but for some jobs (e.g. involving children, the disabled, seniors, securities, and handling money), the employer will specifically look further than that.


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