Basically, I don't want to continue to go through this process if I already know the outcome.
What shows up on your criminal background check depends on what type of employer is requesting it, which court your case is in, and whether you were arrested. Certain types of employers are considered "entitled entities" who are entitled to see both open and closed records. Examples of "entitled entities" would be a hospital, law enforcement, school, or daycare.
Most municipal courts don't report case info on casenet. If your case was prosecuted in a county circuit court, the information about what sort of crime you were charged with will show up on casenet while you are on probation.
So, for example, if you are applying for a job as a waitress at a restaurant, your case was prosecuted in a municipal court that does not report case information on casenet, you were not arrested, and it's still just a pending case because you have not had your court date yet -- in that situation, nothing would show up on a criminal background check.
In this same example, if you were arrested and pleaded guilty but were placed on probation with a suspended imposition of sentence -- in that situation, your case is still open and pending. The arrest would show up on your criminal background check, and the fact that you are on probation for that particular offense would also show up on your criminal background check.
If you're not sure what is showing up on your criminal background check, go to police headquarters in the county in which you live and get fingerprinted and buy a copy of your criminal background report so you will know for sure what could possibly be revealed to potential employers.See question
My cars transmission went out so I could not move my car but it was parked in front of my own house and I ended having it towed to a junk yard after getting the ticket!
You still owe the money for the parking ticket even though you no longer have the car. Some cities issue arrest warrants for unpaid parking tickets, while other cities don't issue warrants until you accumulate a certain number of unpaid tickets.See question
2 weeks ago at 1am City cop came to my home conducting a follow up report that earlier my car was at a dollar general in which the clerk suspected the person with me pocketed an item. He suggested we met up in aisle, then the other person puts som...
The prosecuting attorney has up to 1 year from the date of the incident to file charges for misdemeanors such as petty theft/shoplifting.
You can take the case to trial but that can get expensive and you risk losing and ending up with a conviction for stealing. I suggest you consult a criminal defense attorney who can review the details of your case, give you an estimate of the most likely outcome, and a price quote for legal representation.
Your attorney can give you guidance regarding your chances of winning at trial and can also discuss possible plea bargain options, such as getting the shoplifting charge dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense such as "Littering."See question
I was with a friend who stole and even though I had nothing I have to pay 250 and do 40 hours of community service I was going to just wait and do them all about 2 months before the due date but i got a job because my parents made me and i work 33...
The judge is not likely to allow you to pay a fine instead of doing the community service. However, you can call the court clerk and ask when is the next court date and ask if you can come to court on that date and talk to the judge. Explain your situation and ask the judge for more time to complete the hours. You can also ask the judge to allow you to pay a fine instead of doing the community service hours because you have a job and attend school, but I would not expect the judge to agree to that.See question
My husband accidentally didn't pay for $20 worth of gas. He went home where a cop showed up n told him he didn't pay for the gas. He told the cop he will (right then ) go pay for it. The cop still wrote him a ticket for it. My husband then went an...
Yes, the Prosecuting Attorney can charge your husband with theft in this situation. Just because he paid for the gas later (after the police officer caught him) means nothing. It will be seen as an attempt to avoid prosecution by offering to pay restitution to the gas station after he got caught.
People who get caught shoplifting from a store immediately return the item to the store but are still charged with stealing. From your description, I believe it will be pretty easy for the Prosecutor to prove at trial that your husband intended to steal the gas because he drove away without paying for it. It's not as if he realized it and immediately drove back to the gas station and was walking into the store to pay when the police showed up.
You can hire an attorney to 1) take this case to trial or 2) negotiate a plea bargain deal with the Prosecutor to get the stealing charge reduced to "Littering" or dismissed after a brief period of probation. Some courts offer "deferred prosecution," which is an even better deal but is pretty rare.
It's unclear from what you posted as to whether your husband has been convicted already or if this case is still unresolved. If the judge had agreed to the Prosecutor's offer to just pay the fine, then that would mean your husband would have pleaded guilty and he'd have a conviction for stealing on his criminal record.
If it's still an open pending case, your husband will need to hire a criminal defense attorneys who is experienced handling stealing charges in the city or county where your husband has been charged. It should be fairly inexpensive to get this resolved without a conviction, unless he chooses to take it to trial. Of course, I have no information about your husband's criminal history or which court his case is being prosecuted in, so this is just general information regarding the potential outcome of his case.See question
The driver crossed the white line and we was pulled over the officer then asked her to get out the car then came back and asked me to get out the car and searched me found my sezuires medicine bottle set it on the seat with the rest of things from...
I agree with attorney Hardin's comments. Hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you avoid having a felony drug conviction on your criminal record.
It could take several months for the lab results, so charges might not be filed for a while. Your attorney can monitor the situation so that you won't have to constantly be checking with the court clerk to find out if charges were filed. Once they are filed, your attorney will be prepared and up to speed on your situation, so there will be less delay.See question
My boyfriend was arrested and put in prison for 120 days. It was domestic assault while he was on meth. He's clean now and wants to stay that way. We never had problems when he wasn't on drugs. He will have 3 yrs probation. Can we be together when...
You can be with your boyfriend when he gets out of jail unless he's on probation or parole with conditions stating that he must stay away from you, or if there is a restraining order (order of protection) which states that he must stay away from you.See question
I was riding in the back of the truck to make sure trash would not fly out and I received a ticket for riding in the back of a truck on the way to the dump. I have a bench warrant now because it happened 3 years ago. I have to go to court in front...
Highly unlikely that you will go to jail for such a minor offense. However, if you get pulled over for a traffic violation (or if you are riding in a car that is pulled over) and the police officer sees that you have a warrant, you may be taken to jail, where you will sit until you pay the bond or until the next time they hold court, which could be a while, depending on which court it's in.
Simplest option: hire a traffic ticket lawyer to lift your warrant for you and represent you for the ticket. If you do that, you won't have to appear in court, and you won't have to pay the bond or turn yourself in to police.See question
I got pulled over on the highway and had a pill jar with 1.6 grams of weed and a xanax bar. The officer approached the car and could smell the marijuana. He asked for the weed and I gave him the pill jar. He searched the car and after complying wi...
Yes, the Prosecuting Attorney could later decide to charge you for the Xanax. The Prosecutor has up to 1 year from the date of an incident to decide to file charges for a misdemeanor, and up to 3 years for most felonies. It doesn't matter that the police officer did not read you your rights. Police can issue a ticket for a criminal charge and arrest you without being required to read you your rights.See question
I was in work truck and was at a T intersection. I saw a tractor trailer wanting to turn on road I was on. I went to back up to give him room and hit car behind me. No injury's to any involved. I would like to pay ticket without having to drive ov...
You can hire a traffic ticket lawyer to get your ticket reduced to a non-moving no-point infraction that won't affect your driving record. Very unlikely that you will have to go to court if you hire an attorney to represent you.See question