Can an employer see an unsealed disorderly conduct charge in NY ?

I was arrested twice almost 3 yrs apart of possession of a
controlled substance in the 7th degree. Misdesmeanir A.
Both got dropped to disorderly conduct and wasnt sealed.
No jail time. Im just worried about future employment and
dont know what to say or do. Employers have a 0 tolerance
for drugs.

Asked on January 21, 2018 under Criminal Law, New York


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, an unsealed charge against you which was not made in family or juvenile court (that is, while you were a minor) is a public record, and an employer who runs a criminal background check (as so many do nowadays) could see it.

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