I was charged with a felony deadly conduct but was at wrong place at wrong time soon to be found I was innocent and not guilty of any convictions. I was release from jail within a few hours yesterday and this morning I got a call saying my charges are fully dropped. I don't have to go to court at all but I was wondering will this show up on my background check if i were to apply for another job in the future?
Yes, it will show that you were arrested. Your remedy is to seek an expunction. Consult with a criminal defense attorney practicing in the jurisdiction where you were arrested to determine when you will actually be able to file, which may not be until the statute of limitations has run, but may be sooner if the prosecutor does not object. You will need an attorney to find out. Good luck.
A record of the arrest exists and is available to the general public (if someone knows where to look). Contact a local attorney to discuss an expungment of the matter.
Yes, an arrest that did not lead to formal charges can still appear on a background check. You should seek an expunction or be prepared to spend the rest of your life explaining "its not what you think" to potential employers... or at least to the ones that bother to ask. Some will just throw your resume in the trash and you'll never know about the opportunity that you missed.
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