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Question: I was charged with a crime in 2007 and the district attorney never decided to file charges in time but this charge is on my record is preventing me from job oppourtunities what can I do
Answer: There are Federal protections for applicants with a criminal record. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) addresses the issue of accuracy. Criminal records may include inaccurate information. The FCRA imposes obligations on employers who request criminal background checks and on the firms that provide them. Employers must do all of the following: (1) Get the applicants written consent ahead of time. (2)Tell the applicant if the employer intends to disqualify him or her based on the contents of the report. (3) The employer must also give the applicant a copy of the report (4) Notify the applicant after the employer makes a final decision not to hire him or her based on the information in the report. Also, you may visit the following website to find additional information regarding what employers may ask in Arizona: https://www.azag.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/PRE-EMPLOYMENT_INQUIRIES.pdf If you have further questions, you may want to contact a licensed attorney for legal advice about your issue.
I was charged with a crime in 2007 and the district attorney never decided to file charges in time but this charge is on my record is preventing me from job oppourtunities what can I do
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State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar
Referral number 602-257-4434
Pima County Bar
Referral number 520-623-4625
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
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