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Will an arrest show up on a background check?

I was arrested, but not convicted of domestic abuse (charges dropped) will this show up on a background check?

Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
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Unless the records are sealed, yes it will.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 10/12/2011

Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
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Yes, the charging information and disposition might show up. The important thing, obviously, is that it would not show a conviction. You can ask that your finger-prints be deleted though, which could help the process. Please consult privately with an attorney if you wished to pursue that step.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/5/2011

Answer By Roy L. Reeves
Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
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Yes, it will show up as arrested for the charge. He has to file for a non-disclousre order to get that information sealed.

Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 9/23/2011

Answer By Craig Andersen
Andersen Law PLLC
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It may show up as a charge that was dismissed.

Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/22/2011

Answer By Riana Durrett

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There are different types of background checks and how thorough they are varies. For example, a "SCOPE" often shows arrests.

Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 9/21/2011

Anderson Walsh PLLC
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We live in the information age. So, unfortunately, an arrest will usually show up on any background check. Information about arrests are stored locally, state wide, and nation wide. Which makes the likelihood of your arrest showing up on a background check probable.

Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 9/21/2011

Michael Breczinski
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Normally it will not appear but that is not for sure. Government agencies can find out.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/21/2011

Law Office of Phillip Weiser
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Yes, arrests usually appear on the record even if there is no prosecution or the case is dismissed.

Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 9/21/2011

Law Office of Michael R. Garber
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Depends on how thorough the background check is.

Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 9/21/2011

Answer By Justin Summary
Allan & Summary
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It depends on whether the person searching is looking for convictions or arrests. If you qualify for an expungement you could get those arrest records removed.

Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 9/21/2011

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