If I have a criminal conviction from 7 years, will this show up on a background check?

Also, is the 7 year period starting from the date of arrest or date of the conviction?

Asked on September 12, 2012 under Criminal Law, Maryland


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

My experience with employment law situations is that if one has a criminal conviction be it for a misdemeanor or felony if a background check is done of a particular person with such a conviction, a conviction more than twenty-five (25) plus years ago will show up in such a report by standard reporting agencies for such matters.

Even arrests with no convictions will show up on one's background check for the above stated time period.

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