Sex Crime

Sex Offender Conviction: Who Will Find Out?

November 26, 2014

The simple truth is that a sex conviction – or any conviction – is a matter of public record in the United States. That means anyone can technically see your criminal record. Potential employers, landlords, customers and others can use sites like PeopleSmart, Instant Checkmate and MyScreeningReport, where they can search on your name and read your arrest and conviction  history.

It’s a good idea to periodically check your record yourself. Whether or not you have a history of convictions, the record may contain inaccuracies you’ll want to work with your attorney to address. For instance, the police department may have entered your name by mistake as a criminal.