If you’ve been charged with a sex crime of any kind, you’re most likely wondering a) what criminal penalties you’ll face and b) whether the crime you committed will show up on a background check if you are convicted. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated New Jersey sex crimes attorney from the Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Can a sex crime show up on a background check in New Jersey?
In short, the answer is yes. If you’ve been convicted of a sex crime, it will likely show up on a background check. This means that when you apply for jobs, loans, and even for certain housing, the parties you submit your application to can relatively easily conduct a search on your name and find information regarding the sex offense you committed. As a result, you’ll likely be denied whatever it is you’re applying for. Further, if you’ve committed a sex offense, your name will likely also appear on the Sex Offender Registry, which is just another way for the general public to learn about who you are and the offense you committed. Rather obviously, this can make life quite challenging for those convicted of sex crimes.
What other crimes can show up on background checks?
Typically, a background check will reveal all felony and misdemeanor convictions to those searching for them. This can include DUIs, theft crimes, domestic violence, assault, parole violations, and more. Virtually any crime considered a felony or misdemeanor will appear on a background check.
Is there any way to clear my record?
For some people, there is a path to having their criminal record expunged. Unfortunately, however, for those convicted of sex crimes, especially the most serious ones, there is likely no clear path to expungement. This is why it is so important that anyone charged with a sex offense of any kind retains the services of a seasoned sex crime attorney the moment they’ve been informed of their charges. Without an attorney in your corner, you run the risk of facing years of incarceration and the permanent tarnishing of your reputation. The effects of a criminal conviction for a sex crime will likely impact your life for years after your sentence is carried out, and potentially forever.
If you have any additional questions, or you’re currently facing sex crime charges and need a competent lawyer in your corner, simply contact the Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri for help today.