Can potential employee see a pending out-of-state charge on criminal background check?

Happen that that my friend has a harassment case going on in Boston (which they are trying to have her put on probation) but she lives in NJ. now that she successfully pass her job interviews she is worried that they might not give her the job because of the pending charge. Does employer do nationwide background checks and can they see pending charges even though you are not convicted?

East Orange, NJ -

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Mark M Cheser

Mark M Cheser

Criminal Defense Attorney - Union, NJ
Answered

They can. The arrest may be on a multi-state look up even if not convicted yet.

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James Alexander Abate

James Alexander Abate

Criminal Defense Attorney - Westfield, NJ
Answered

Mr. Cheser is correct as usual. An arrest could show up. Talk to a Massachusetts lawyer to see if expungement is done up there. I would also recommend you get a background report done on your friend so she knows what is actually showing up.

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Lidia L. Alperovich

Lidia L. Alperovich

Criminal Defense Attorney - Feasterville, PA
Answered

Depends on the search engine

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