I wrote a few weeks ago. I got pulled over and got a criminal citation for having a suspended license. I did not know I had a suspended license. It was for a ticket I already paid months before, but paid a few days late so the registry suspended me, but I was unaware of this until I got pulled over. I reinstated it the next day. Anyway, I am in a contracted position at my job, and they should be making me permanent when my contract is up in a month. Anyway, my court date with the magistrate is right after my job will be going from contract to permanent. They may do a background check during the hiring process - will this pending court date and citation show up and be held against me? I really like my job and I don't want anything to jeopardize it. This is the first time anything like this has happened to me. I have a clean driving record aside from this.
It depends entirely on the scope of the background check that you authorize. A criminal background check won't show it, but a comprehensive one that includes your driving record may. Unless the job requires you to drive, it should not affect hiring.
I am a Massachusetts attorney and answer questions based on Massachusetts law. The above answer is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney client relationship or constitute legal advice.
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