will an arrest 2 weeks ago in flroida show up on a background check for a new job? It is pending charges and it is domestic violence which is a misdemeanor but I was arrested and taken to jail now pending a court date but husband is not pressing chasrges

There are no marks or bruises no witnesses and no on pressing charges. I
admitted to slapping him during our fight and was quite inebriated at the time
which is why they arrested me.
New job interview today should I say anything about this? Will they see this in
a background check? The job is for a title and closing agent at a private firm.

Asked on May 16, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

In theory this could show up with 2 weeks, it is not likely that it will. However, you must answer truthfully about arrest or charges if specificslly asked about them. Failure to do so would be ground for later termination.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Government information often does not get updated that quickly; while this could theoretically show on a background check, there is a reasonable chance that it is too new to show. If asked specifically about charges or arrests that would include this, you should answer truthfully; failure to do so would be fraud. But if not asked at all, or asked about, say, convictions or felonies, do not volunteer the information, since have not been convicted and you state this was only a misdemeanor.

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