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Do restraining orders show up on background checks?

Oklahoma City, OK |

For jobs. I mean would it damage a person's ability to get a job. Any job.

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On background checks I have reviewed when considering job applicants I have seen court restraining orders listed


This is not a criminal defense question.

No lawyer can tell you how thoroughly some other person / entity will go in conducting a background check.

That said, unfortunately, in the digital age your criminal record remains with you forever. To some degree or another this is true regardless of whether your ultimately seal or expunge a case. All arrests are matters of public record, and, even if removed from the public record they remain in private records This is one down-side to technology.

You might want to do your own background check to see what pops up. Forewarned is forearmed.

I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.

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Plan on it if it is a formal order.