The California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) is the largest private investigator association in the world. Many of our members specialize in criminal defense investigations, and we of course believe in giving people second chances. Unfortunately, SB 731 was not the way to accomplish this.
Presently, investigators are prohibited from reporting convictions older than seven years in pre-employment background matters. We at CALI offered the same conditions, even lowering the time frame to four years for other investigations including pre-housing inquiries. This compromise would have accomplished the exact same result without sealing records that have historically been public.
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