4 Secrets Your Lawyer Never Tells You Regarding Expungement
- Background check companies don’t care if they report your expunged record. They do it all the time with little or no consequence. I learned this first hand at the National Association of Professional Background Screeners’ annual conference. Check out my post from attending the conference while posing as a background screener.
- Even though 1 out of 3 US adults have been arrested, talking about it is still a taboo subject. This makes peer-to-peer knowledge sharing difficult, further empowering lawyers and background check companies.
- Lawyers either don’t know or don’t care about the repercussions of your expungement. Once they have gotten the courts to expunge your record, then it’s completely up to you to enforce it. Of course they don’t tell you this as you are making decisions on how to handle your case.
- Potential employers, banks and landlords don’t care either. Especially when they have numerous candidates from which to choose. While they are legally bound to inform you of a negative report, most just choose another candidate and move on without alerting you of why.
Don’t get discouraged. Start defending yourself now.