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Have you already been convicted of a felony? Did you handle the penalties linked to that conviction and now you just want to move on so you can put this issue behind you? If so, you’re not alone. Many people who live through this kind of experience are looking for a way to put their lives back together. Sadly, however, it can feel as though these issues are following you especially if they appear on background checks.

Are you concerned about all of the possible consequences of a felony charge in the state of California? If so, you are not alone. In fact, it can be very overwhelming to figure out the possible consequences that could be levied following a felony allegation. One of these includes it showing up on your criminal record. Others can include fines, jail time, community service, parole and probation. One of the biggest challenges faced by those who have been convicted of a felony have to do with finding a job after their release. Many employers today use background checks to evaluate applicants which can make it very hard for felons to find a job. Many employers don’t hire felons to begin with. While there are some companies who do hire felons, it is natural to wonder whether or not this will show up on your background check.

A background check usually evaluates medical, military, court, education, criminal, driving, credit, and drug test records. More information can be included, such as incarceration records, past employers and whether or not you are listed on a sex offender list. Your criminal background check typically reveals all kinds of details that you might be curious about and concerned about.

Non-convictions are reportable for seven years. Convictions are reported for seven years following your release from prison if this was a felony arrest. Make sure that you retain the services of an experienced California criminal defense attorney to protect you and your rights.