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How Do Misdemeanors Affect a Background Report?

How Do Misdemeanors Affect a Background Report?

Any infraction of the law, regardless of how minor, can have far-reaching consequences in your life. If you do something that earns you a misdemeanor, you need to understand how that may affect you going forward. 

Compliance and Privacy Laws in the U.S.

Compliance and Privacy Laws in the U.S.

Although the United States does not have a federal law like the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there are plenty of state laws and compliance regulations that guide businesses and individuals to handle data and personal privacy.

What Is a Complete Background Report & What Can It Reveale?

What Is a Complete Background Report & What Can It Reveale?

If you wanted to find out about a total stranger or someone you knew, you used to have to either visit dozens of government agencies and offices for public records or hire a private investigator to dig deep into someone's past for you.

Does Medical Marijuana Card Show Up on Background Check?

Does Medical Marijuana Card Show Up on Background Check?

Legalized marijuana is a controversial subject for many. States vary widely in their position on legalized marijuana, even for medicinal purposes.

All About Non-Disclosure Agreements

All About Non-Disclosure Agreements

If you have a job or business, you have probably heard about a non-disclosure agreement, but not everyone knows what they are and what they do.

What are CCTV Cameras and How Do They Work?

What are CCTV Cameras and How Do They Work?

These days our world is overrun with video devices, and you can't go anywhere without electronic eyes following your every move.

Do Warrants Show Up On Background Checks?

Do Warrants Show Up On Background Checks?

Everyone has heard the word warrant, and most of us understand what an arrest warrant is, but did you know that there are other types too, and some can show up in a background check?

Using Public Records in My Future Career as an Attorney

Using Public Records in My Future Career as an Attorney

My name is Elizabeth A. Braatz. I am currently a junior at Western Oregon University where I am majoring in Criminal Justice (CJ) with a minor in Legal Studies.

Public Records: Laws, Exceptions, and Sources

Public Records: Laws, Exceptions, and Sources

Public records laws are in place to ensure that the public has access to all forms of government and how they operate. However, these laws vary quite a bit and can be confusing, especially if you are trying to locate public records.

What is Expungement and How to Get It?

What is Expungement and How to Get It?

Many states allow your criminal record to show up in public records. Total strangers, family, and friends could have immediate access to it at any time.

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