Will a warrant for arrest show on a pre-employment background check in a different state?

Asked on November 11, 2011 under Criminal Law, Connecticut


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Most likely an arrest warrant where there was no underlying conviction resulting from the arrest warrant will not show up in a person's pre-employment background check in a state different from where the arrest warrant was issued.

However, if the arrest warrant arose from a failure to appear on a charge or a violation of probation of a conviction the underlying conviction most likely will show up on a person's background check regarding a pre-employment search concerning employment.

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