If you have an expungment of a conviction, can you truthfully answer on an employment background check that you have never been convicted?

I am filling out a background check. I had a DUI when I was 23 and now I am 41. Do I say yes to have you ever been convicted?

Asked on October 4, 2014 under Criminal Law, California


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

In the state of California, if you have had a crime expunged then you can legally answer "no" to the question on an employment application.  Be careful of applications for government jobs.  There you may have to answer and explain.  Good luck.

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