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Criminal Background Checks

Many housing complexes, job openings, and volunteer programs require individuals to submit to criminal background screening before applications can be accepted. Background checks allow the companies to make sure that the prospective employee or tenant does not have a history of violent or criminal behavior.

If you have been accused of a crime, you have a right to defend yourself in a court of law. If you are convicted, your permanent record may reflect the accusation and conviction for a long time, perhaps even for life. If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime, contact Austin criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to discuss your legal options.

What Background Checks Reveal

Criminal background checks often reveal current and historical criminal convictions including:

  • Defendant's name and aliases
  • Date and nature of the conviction
  • Felonies committed
  • Misdemeanors
  • Sex crimes
  • Assaults
  • DWI/DUI
  • Drug possession convictions
  • Non-expunged or unsealed records

Criminal records in Texas are public information and can be accessed by anyone. They are commonly used as pre-employment screening for many businesses and other programs, especially ones involving children. Individuals with serious crimes on their criminal records may find it difficult to get the jobs they desire and live in places that do not want to rent to people with criminal convictions on their permanent records.

Contact an Austin Criminal Attorney

If you have been accused of a crime and are in need of experienced representation, contact Austin criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to formulate your defense.

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