Will my employer find out if I am convicted of domestic violence?

Video Transcript

That's actually a very complicated question, and I would go to a much larger question and that is, if you're involved in the criminal justice system at all, will your employer find out? In short, we live in the day and age of computers and nothing is ever really kept as quiet as we would like it to be. In the past, if we went in and tried to get something expunged or sealed, it was easily done because the file was kept in the local courthouse. Now, because of computers, because of the internet, information is disseminated almost immediately. Even with an experienced lawyer it's still very possible that these private background check companies, these Facebook posting, and these mugshot companies still have already disseminated your information long before you came in and even spoke to an attorney.