Does a recent arrest, pending trial (no arraignment as of yet), show up on a criminal background check?
Question by Donkey Kong: Does a recent arrest, pending trial (no arraignment as of yet), show up on a criminal background check?
Ok so it was 5/27/2010 and I was applying for a job in a call center. My recruiter sent me a consent for a background investigation and a drug test form. I ‘electronically’ signed the form and sent it back. I was offered the job prior, (this is why I had to consent to a drug/BGI screening).
On 5/28/2010 the recruiter confirmed the paperwork was received, and sent out the the third party vendor whom conducts all the BGI (background investigations). She said this would take a few days to get back.
On 5/29 I went out to celebrate on getting the job, and everything was ok. Late that night, I had much to much to drink and stole money out of a safe at a local bar. Something way out of my character and was caught on surveillance. I was arrested for Burglary/Theft (2charges) both felonies. I was bonded out with in two hours of being held.
I started work on 6/01 Tuesday and have been at work since in training. That same recruiter says that I would get my results today or tomorrow. (I asked last week when it would be back and when we would know our results)
My question is this: There is no warrant, no arraignment, no court date (as of yet) and no other pending charges. Will “ARREST” show up on my BGI check? Keep in mind there is no conviction, let alone, not even a court date yet. (I have not been in front of a judge) I will essentially be going to court to plea down, and Yes I do have a lawyer as well. I just really want to keep my job so I can rebuild my life!!
Answer by Drexl
2 years ago I was working for Microsoft, just got hired in their mail room. I was already hired, but the background check wasn’t completed. The same week I was hired, I was arrested for misdemeanor assault. Even though their application only asked me to list felonies, they found out about the misdemeanor, waited for the weekend to come, then called me on Friday evening and told me not come back on Monday. I explained that I wasn’t even convicted of it yet and hadn’t even gone to court for it yet to plead my innocence, but they didn’t care. This did surprise me, because I thought we were assumed to be innocent until proven guilty, and never expected it to be on my background check since I hadn’t even been to court for it yet.
I don’t know if they can see it if there’s no court date. But I can assure you that the arrest shows up on there before you even go to court.
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