Originally Posted by ScottGem
The reason why more info is necessary, is because we do not know the circumstances of the check.
A general background check should only list convictions. A criminal background check might also list arrests depending on who is doing the check.
So, providing such info is not usual. That's why knowing who asked for the records and what entity provided them and what conditions were given for the request is important info. It may be possible that the reporting agency overstepped and you can have your record fixed. I can't begin to know without more info.
I wanted to adopted children about 10 years ago. A friend looked up my criminal record as if I wanted to rent an apartment. Why would they need to know non conviction information?
I do not want my record changed or not given only but all others.
I know it might be too much to wish for but I would like conviction information not to be given out if sentence is completed so one can have a better chance to make it in life. As long as one has a record it becomes almost impossible to have a life.
If it is not uncommon to give out non conviction information out as if it in conviction information but again I say why? What law compels the law to give non conviction information out as if it in conviction information?