The elephant in the room for candidates who have a prior interaction with the criminal court system is how to approach this topic prior to applying for employment. Far too many candidates fail to deal with a situation that can come back to haunt them. Many often believe that because they pled to a lesser charge, the criminal case will not be found in a background investigation. Others have had numerous background checks where they were told a criminal record check was conducted and the record in question was not found.
This is one area where candidates must be proactive and contact the court in question to determine the final disposition of the case as well as a possibility of expunging the record so that it will never be found during a background check. There’s no better time to start than today to resolve this issue.