At Simpliverified, we strive to balance the necessity of reporting the most accurate information to assist our customers in hiring the best applicants possible with strictly following FCRA and EEOC hiring laws within the national and state boundaries that exist. We are constantly updating these laws and our processing systems to accommodate for them. With such efforts being put in on behalf of our customer, the employer, what about the applicant or the employee who does not get hired as a result of their background check? What do we do for them? How do we help?
We believe in the good in people and want to give everyone the opportunity to right their wrongs, especially after they’ve paid their debt to society. It can be hard to get a good job and turn your life around when you have a criminal record, but there is hope. Criminal record expungement means the record is sealed or destroyed and no longer available to be accessed. Which means if you are asked if you’ve ever committed a crime, whether it be for a job, a loan, or just to rent an apartment, you can legally answer “no”. An expunged crime will not show up on a background check and employers are not allowed to ask about it or use it against you in an employment decision. It’s as if the crime never happened.
There are different requirements and processes for each state that determine if a record qualifies for expungement. For example, in Utah, violent crimes cannot be expunged, and there is a maximum number of crimes you can have on your record to even be considered. Utah also has a waiting period, the length of which depends on the severity of the crime, before you can apply for expungement. It’s a complex process and we are not attorneys at SimpliVerified, so we have partnered with a couple local law firms that we will refer people to. Typically, after we view a background check and generally determine expungement qualification, we will send a secure eligibility test email to the applicant. This form will help them, and the attorney determine if they qualify in the state the crime was committed. Our service is free. We only link the potential applicants to a qualified attorney for help. We don’t pressure people or solicit them, we just want to educate people and let them know this process is here to help them. There are so many people who don’t know this is a service available to them.
As a company working with SimpliVerified, you can feel confident in the fact that even though someone doesn’t meet your requirements for employment, we are here to help good people get their life back on track. Record expungement can help so many people turn their life around. To find out if you qualify for record expungement we recommend talking to an experienced criminal attorney licensed in the state your crimes were committed. If you would like help or have questions regarding these matters, please give us a call or send us an email.