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Do arrests show up on criminal background checks?

Anonymous
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Or is it just convictions?

I have an arrest from 1998 but no convictions. I am applying for a job and was wondering if I should be upfront about the arrest before they run my history. Thanks

Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 2, 2015 at 4:46 PM
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ThisMom128
by That Mom on Jun. 2, 2015 at 4:47 PM
Sometimes... I would run a background check on yourself first just to make sure
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 2, 2015 at 4:50 PM
I don't think so.
SleuthMaria
by Love a tomb. on Jun. 2, 2015 at 4:53 PM
No clue. I'll be getting a background check soon to get a pass to get on & off the Army post near my house & my friend who is sponsoring me in the process, said it shouldn't be a problem for anyone unless they have a felony conviction. I've never been arrested, so I'm not worried about it.
rockymtngirl
by Ruby Member on Jun. 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM
Do an NCIC on yourself. I was arrested for an unpaid ticket when I was 18 and it didn't show up.
rockymtngirl
by Ruby Member on Jun. 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM
Do an NCIC on yourself. I was arrested for an unpaid ticket when I was 18 and it didn't show up.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 2, 2015 at 4:56 PM
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The application should ask specifically if you've been CONVICTED, at least that's been my experience.
Uhura
by Platinum Member on Jun. 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM

I don't know, but I would assume yes just to be careful.


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AnnieGoolaheey
by Mrs. Annie Proffitt on Jun. 2, 2015 at 5:02 PM

At first I said, "duh", but I don't think so. My husband was arrested years ago and it's never shown up on a background check.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jun. 2, 2015 at 5:03 PM
Employment (unless it's for some high security clearance jobs) usually only ask about conviction. Unless, they state otherwise, they can only get your conviction record. However, with a lot if the third party companies doing backgrounds check, you never really know what will show up. The only way to guarantee correct information is through a state patrol or FBI check and they can only give out conviction information.
PacMan80
by Ruby Member on Jun. 2, 2015 at 5:07 PM

I'm pretty sure it's just convictions.

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