Legal Question in Employment Law in Louisiana

felony record

How long does a felony stay on your record when pertaining to background checks by a potential employer.

Asked on 12/26/07, 12:42 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Nick Pizzolatto, Jr. Pizzolatto Law Office

Re: felony record

As far as I know, it never just "goes away." You need to check with the local law enforcement and ask how long they go back when doing a check. Also, many times the employer will only ask for information for say, 10 years back. The information given to employers seems to be less extensive than a search done by a state agency or another law enforcement agency.

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Answered on 12/26/07, 7:56 am

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