Certain states restrict what can be reported on a consumer report (a background check is a consumer report). In California for example, Consumer reports may not contain records of arrest, indictment, information, misdemeanor complaint, or conviction of a crime that from the date of disposition, release, or parole, antedate the report by more than 7 years.
Modified on: Thu, 20 Feb, 2014 at 4:04 PM
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