Do search warrents show up on your record?

3 years ago a search warrant to search my home was issued. If this shows up in a background check, does it say what it was for? And is there a way to get it off if charges were never persued?

Asked on November 10, 2011 under Criminal Law, Virginia


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If a search warrant was issued for the search of a person's home, the search warrant does not come up on a person's background check. The only matters regarding criminal activity that show on a person's backgound check is a criminal conviction.

If you were never convicted of any criminal act, then you have nothing to worry about such showing up in a background check of you.

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