Will a 5150 hold show up on a background check? I want to become a public school teacher.

Asked over 5 years ago - San Francisco, CA

I'm talking about 5150 holds/5250 holds/thirty day holds.

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  1. John M. Kaman


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    Answered . You can see the full text of these two code sections in the Welfare and Institutions Code. Neither provides for a 30 day hold but more importantly neither is considered a criminal arrest. See W&I Code ยง 5157. Caution: many people are put on these holds following an arrest for something else that will go on their records. If you were only detained for evaluation and nothing else it shouldn't be on your rap sheet.

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