Red flag issue .

Asked almost 2 years ago - Rochester, NY

I'm 19 & pregnant and have to go to court for a pest larceny that I did at my own job . I have gotten fired and have to appear to court would I be put on a red flag for a while till court is done

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Petit larc. Need to know if I can look for a job

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . I'm not sure what you mean by "red flag." The arrest charge will show up on a criminal background check while the case is still pending. What happens after that depends on how the case turns out. I suggest you retain a good criminal defense lawyer.

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  2. Marco Caviglia

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    Answered . An open case, with no conviction, may still be accessible to a background check, so the common wisdom is to fight the charge with an attorney. If you avoid a conviction, eventually the record is sealed and you will be in a better position then to find work without something turning up.

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  3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

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    Answered . Red flag? Meaning employment?


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  4. Herbert J Tan

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    Answered . You should retain the services of a criminal or municipal attorney in your area in order to assist you. The attorney may be able to plea it down to an ordinance violation which would not be as troublesome for your record.

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