I entered a deferred prosecution agreement with the Feds a few years back. I completed the 150 hours service and keep my noise clean for 12 months. That was 5 years ago. Now I’m applying for state licenses which requires FBI backround checks. Will that Reflect negative results or any results at all?
Depends on: 1) if you were fingerprinted (in which case, it would show up); and 2) if formal charges were filed in court (in which case, it would show up not necessarily on the FBI rap sheet, but possibly through other sources). You can always order a copy of your FBI rap sheet and see if it's on there: https://www.edo.cjis.gov/#/
Keep in mind that if it's on there, nothing can be done about it as there is no expungement of arrest records for federal arrests.
The deferred prosecution agreement isn't a reportable event to the National Crime Information Center (which maintains your criminal history), but your arrest (even a processing by the US Marshals Service after your voluntary surrender) is a reportable event. If you were arrested, the final disposition of the case will be noted upon your completion of the DPA. – Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq., Atlanta, GA.
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