If I was arrested for domestic violent but never went to court and the case was dismissed, does it still show on a background check when appying for a job?

Asked on July 28, 2012 under Criminal Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

There is a very good likelihood that a background check with respect to yourself will show that you were arrested for a domestic violence issue and that the matter was dismissed.

To explain the showing of the arrest to a possible employer, simply state that many people are charged with a crime in this country where the charge is ultimately dismissed without a conviction as in your case.

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