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Live Scan fingerprinting refers to both the technique and the technology used by law enforcement agencies and private facilities to capture fingerprints and palm prints electronically, without the need for the more traditional method of ink and paper. Mobile Live Scan of Long Beach will come to your home or office at your convenience.
A Live Scan reports all or part of your Summary Criminal History Record, and can also include your Federal Record. The Summary Criminal History Record is the criminal record kept by the California Department of Justice. This criminal history includes arrests, charges, dispositions, convictions, dismissals, diversions, identifying info (including fingerprints), “in custody” status if the person is in jail or prison, and a history of applications for certain licenses.
Without being authorized by California law, it is a misdemeanor for any person/employer to request your Live Scan or even to request that you give them a copy of your Live Scan. However, there are many agencies, organizations, employers, and individuals allowed to access or request your Live Scan. Depending on the requestor, the report will include all or a part of your criminal history.
You can request your own Live Scan by filling out an application and paying the applicable fees. The report will include your California criminal history and your Federal criminal history (if requested).
Courts, Peace Officers, District Attorneys, City Attorneys, Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, Parole Officers, Public Defenders, and Private Attorneys of record in a criminal case can request your full criminal history report. Any other agency, officer, or state official can request all or a portion of your criminal history in order to implement a law or regulation. Any public agency can request your record for employment purpose.
Requests by the government are also allowed for:
If you wish to work with day cares, foster family homes, or residential care facilities for the elderly or people with chronic or life-threatening diseases, then you must either submit a Live Scan to the Department of Social Services to obtain a license or you must have the day care, foster family home, or care facility request your Live Scan. The Live Scan report will include:
If you wish to seek employment in a bank, credit union, or other financial institution, you will have to obtain a Live Scan at the request of your employer or the California Department of Business Oversight. The Live Scan will include:
1. All convictions for a violation or attempted violation of any offense which could cause financial loss to a financial institution and is a violation of any applicable law, a breach of fiduciary duty, or any unsafe or unsound act (which would include robbery, burglary, theft, embezzlement, fraud, forgery, bookmaking, receiving stolen property, and counterfeiting)
2. All arrests awaiting trial for a violation or attempted violation of a criminal offense.
For employment in any other profession authorized to request a Live Scan that will include all convictions and arrests awaiting trial. This applies to the following professions:
Employment at a bank, credit union, or other financial institution, you will have to obtain a Live Scan report at the request of your employer or the California Department of Business Oversight. The Live Scan will include arrests, convictions for a violation or attempted violation of any offense which could cause financial loss to a financial institution and is a violation of any applicable law, a breach of fiduciary duty, or any unsafe or unsound act (which would include robbery, burglary, theft, embezzlement, fraud, forgery, bookmaking, receiving stolen property, and counterfeiting).
Employment with a cable, telephone, internet, or satellite company, or work in a position with supervisory or disciplinary power over minors, or provide in-home non-medical care to an aged or disabled adult, or work for a private security company or private patrol company (whether or not you carry a firearm), you will have to get a Live Scan. The Live Scan report will include:
You cannot remove a conviction from a Live Scan background check without receiving an expungement, pardon, or record sealing with only one exception. The California Department of Justice’s policy is to only maintain a criminal record until the person reaches 100 years old.
Expungement in California does not remove a conviction from your record but instead changes the conviction to a dismissal. Even though the case is still on your record, most requesters of your Live Scan report cannot see dismissed cases unless they are processing an application for licensure by a state or local agency or for contracting with the California State Lottery. Consequently, expungements are a very effective way for a person with a conviction to clear their record in order to enter a new career that requires a Live Scan background check.
A reduction to a misdemeanor is another form of conviction relief available for certain felony offenses. Reductions are a very effective form of relief because a subsequent Live Scan will only show a misdemeanor conviction instead of a felony conviction.