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Criminal Records

Criminal Records, AKA "CORI"

Your criminal record is a document maintained by the state, called your “CORI” record, which lists all the offenses for which you have been charged, what happened in court on those offenses, and what the final resolution of the case was.  It includes all charges, whether you were convicted or not, including cases where the charges were dismissed.

Who Can See My CORI, and What do They See?

The recent CORI Reform Act of 2010 specifies that, as a general rule, employers and landlords can access records of convictions for murder, manslaughter and sex offenses, felonies within the last 10 years, and misdemeanors within the last 5 years.  If any results are displayed, all previous convictions are also displayed.  Employer and landlords can also see open and pending cases, including cases which were “continued without a finding” while that continuance is in effect.  Further, employers with special needs such as schools, camps, banks, security agencies, hospitals, and nursing homes can obtain additional access.

While the CORI does not include out of state records, an interstate index report will include all offenses in every state, and are frequently requested by police and prosecutors.