Back in Virginia I was charged for disorderly conduct and assault & battery this was 6 years ago. I moved to Texas 2 1/2 months ago. I've been applying for jobs from left to right...the jobs that do hire me and decide to run a background check will call me or email me to let me know that my background check came back red and it FAILED. Maybe a week later they'll send a report to show why it failed. I have 3 charges. One is disorderly conduct and it was dismissed the other is assault and battery, it was also dismissed. Then there is another one from a year later that was Class A and B misdmeanor ...I was convicted for that. The other two charges that were dismissed can not be cleared off from my record because I was put on probation. I have no felonies. So why BG failed and come up red?I don't get why two charges that were dismissed is even being looked at. And I have 1 misdemeanor conviction for assault. So why does my background check fail when most employers only asking if you ever been convicted for a felony or misdemeanor, if so please explain why? This will not keep you from employment...but it does! I even answer truthfully and tell every manager that I meet with about my past from 5 or 6 yrs ago so it doesn't seem like I'm hiding anything. Virginia's laws are extremely different and confusing. If a charge is a dismissed but was still punished...you can't not clear it off your record. If you are convicted you can't not clear it off your record. I never got in trouble here in Texas.