If my sister was caught for retail theft but she wasn’t arrested or fingerprinted, will this appear on her background?

she does have a court date

Asked on August 14, 2012 under Criminal Law, Illinois

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Since your sister does in fact have a court date with respect to the retail theft matter that you are writing about, she in fact has a criminal matter proceeding against her. If she is convicted of this matter, then she will have a criminal record for the duration of her natural life and will appear on a background check as to her. Given the seriousness of the matter, I suggest that she consult with a criminal defense attorney about the matter you have written about.

 


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