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Job background checks and criminal records

On Behalf of | Jan 31, 2018 | Criminal Defense

If you are one of the many people in Kentucky who has a criminal conviction in your past or maybe a current criminal arrest that you are faced with, you will no doubt want to know how your future will be affected by this experience. A large element of making sure you have a good future is knowing that you can get a job and earn a living to support yourself and maybe even a family as well.

Conducting a background check is commonplace for most employers today and this is something that you might be nervous about. Before you assume that a background check means you will never find a job, you should know that is not necessarily the case. As Monster.com explains, every state has unique laws about what an employer is allowed to look for and even when in the recruiting or hiring process they may conduct a criminal background check.

For those blemishes that do appear on your record, you should also know that a conviction that is not related to the job you are pursuing may have less impact on you than one directly related to your field. The length of time that has passed since your conviction may also factor into an employer’s decision about whether to hire you or not.

If you would like to learn more about what a potential employer in Kentucky can look for when conducting a background check on you, please feel free to visit the defendant’s right page of our Kentucky criminal defense website.