I was givin a 4th degree mid. for disorderly conduct and was put on inactive probation.

I need to know when I apply for a job should I state that I have a misdemeanor? when givin a backround check how will that show up?Or will it show up at all?

Asked on June 30, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio


N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If your job application requires you to reveal misdemeanor convictions, then do so. If you don't, and the employer later finds out about it, you could be terminated from the job for lying on your job application.

Read the application carefully, as some applications only require that you reveal felony convictions.

Also, to be absolutely sure whether or not the misdemeanor will show up on a background check, contact the court where you received your conviction to find out.  Depending on how long ago it was, the terms of your probation, etc. it may or may not show up.

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