Often times, when a background check is being performed, the background reporting company will unearth records that were supposed to be expunged or sealed. Many states have rehabilitation laws that allow non-violent, or first-time offenses to be expunged (erased) or sealed (hidden from public view).
If a person has been able to obtain that legal protection of hiding a previous record, then they should not suffer from having it appear on a background report. Background reporting companies have an obligation to utilize all reasonable procedures to assure maximum accuracy in their reports. They should, therefore, be able to weed out offenses that have been ordered by courts to be erased.
SmithMarco, P.C. has a great record of fighting for consumer’s who have had improper background reports prepared that contained information that was supposed to have been erased.