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Reliable Background Check Resource

Postby pleasesendhelp » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:13 am

Does anyone know of a legitimate background check resource that'll show anything that's on record? I've never gone to prison or stood in front of a judge, but I've been in cuffs and had my information taken down. The C&F portion of some of the apps are super inclusive and I'd hate to get screwed after getting admitted, or 3 years later when applying to the bar.

Edit: I just whipped out 70$ for a background check by the New York State Unified Court System and nothing showed up for the entire state... so, what now?
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Re: Reliable Background Check Resource

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:08 am

I'm not sure why you want the background check. Have you forgotten the circumstances of your arrest/detention?

If you're asking because you want to know whether schools will find out, then that's not your main concern. If they ask about arrests (I have no idea what your actual situation is, since you were pretty vague), then you need to report arrests. If you're not sure, or if you're on the fence, disclose. Way better to disclose a minor issue now than to have to explain to the bar that you lied and concealed it later.

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Re: Reliable Background Check Resource

Postby bmathers » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:00 am

As a teacher, I have to have background checks. When you were arrested, did they take your fingerprints? Talk to the AG's office. There are state=specific and national background checks.

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Re: Reliable Background Check Resource

Postby pleasesendhelp » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:22 pm

cavalier1138 wrote:I'm not sure why you want the background check. Have you forgotten the circumstances of your arrest/detention?

If you're asking because you want to know whether schools will find out, then that's not your main concern. If they ask about arrests (I have no idea what your actual situation is, since you were pretty vague), then you need to report arrests. If you're not sure, or if you're on the fence, disclose. Way better to disclose a minor issue now than to have to explain to the bar that you lied and concealed it later.


Its been so long I've forgotten the specifics that are required when disclosing. Not only that, but when the incident occurred they gave me little to no one information on what exactly the situation was. I have no qualms about disclosinf but when I do Id like to do so as accurately as possible.

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Re: Reliable Background Check Resource

Postby pleasesendhelp » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:25 pm

bmathers wrote:As a teacher, I have to have background checks. When you were arrested, did they take your fingerprints? Talk to the AG's office. There are state=specific and national background checks.


Does it matter if it was out of state? Happened in NY and they said if it was sealed or expunged it won't show up on a record search through the state criminal records site. I know it happened... I just need to know what to call it so I can disclose properly and not accidently miss cite it.

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Re: Reliable Background Check Resource

Postby bmathers » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:07 pm

Expunged records will not show on a typical national background search. However, more depth background checks can be run by the gov, and such, that will uncover expunged records. On background checks that you can run personally, it's not going to show if it has been expunged. Contact the PD or OAG where it occurred, explain your situation, and maybe they can point you in the correct direction.

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Re: Reliable Background Check Resource

Postby pleasesendhelp » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:11 pm

bmathers wrote:Expunged records will not show on a typical national background search. However, more depth background checks can be run by the gov, and such, that will uncover expunged records. On background checks that you can run personally, it's not going to show if it has been expunged. Contact the PD or OAG where it occurred, explain your situation, and maybe they can point you in the correct direction.


Do you know or believe i'd be screwed if every thing about my disclosure is not 100% accurate. It's been nearly a decade and I simply can't recall exactly the situation.

Anyone also mind reading my addendum? I feel it's a tad long, but i've never written one before. The TLS guide on addendums allows for around this much though.

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To the Office of Admissions at

In October of 2010 I was taken into police custody by the New York Police Department on suspicions of shoplifting. I was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor offense in the state of New York, and given a date to attend a hearing. I received the help of a pro bono lawyer who ended up taking my case. On the date of the hearing I did not face a judge and I was not ordered to pay any fines. Instead, I served two days of community service cleaning a city park. I conducted a statewide search this year through the New York State Unified Court System Criminal History Record Search Program and found no results, so I am unable to disclose the exact record of the incident as I did not receive a conviction for the charge and no longer have in my possession the documents relating to the incident.

I have never been charged or convicted of any other crimes and do not intend for it to happen again. I have always regretted the incident, but the kindness shown to me by the lawyer and the tremendous amount of help he gave, even though I felt that I did not deserve any compassion for my mistake, influenced me greatly towards a career that could help give others second chances.

Documentation for the search request and results for the New York State Unified Court System Criminal History Record Search Program can be provided for upon request.
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Re: Reliable Background Check Resource

Postby bmathers » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:15 pm

pleasesendhelp wrote:
bmathers wrote:Expunged records will not show on a typical national background search. However, more depth background checks can be run by the gov, and such, that will uncover expunged records. On background checks that you can run personally, it's not going to show if it has been expunged. Contact the PD or OAG where it occurred, explain your situation, and maybe they can point you in the correct direction.


Do you know or believe i'd be screwed if every thing about my disclosure is not 100% accurate. It's been nearly a decade and I simply can't recall exactly the situation.

I have absolutely no idea. Do you remember were it occurred? Contact the PD that had jurisdiction and maybe they can point you in the right direction... or the OAG (Office of Attorney General). Explain your situation and what info you need, and maybe they can point you in the right direction - I could be wrong though



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