Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: There are no crimes found on my name during a background check. Will my fingerprints also be clear?

If I have a clear name, will my fingerprints also be clear? I.e., criminal background check is clear on my name. Would my fingerprints also be clear during a background check?

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Morris "Mo" Hugh Wiltshire Jr.
Morris "Mo" Hugh Wiltshire Jr.
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Watkinsville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If your name legally matches your fingerprint record and your social security number and NCIC data then your criminal history should be consistent. If you have a "clean record" then it should be clean. The best way to determine this in Georgia is to have your local law enforcement agency conduct a background check for you. You can have this done on yourself by contacting your local law enforcement agency and following their protocols for getting the screen run.

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