Will a dui arrest that was reduced to reckless driving in 2007 in Florida show up on an employer background check in Texas? Is there even a criminal record for a reckless driving conviction or is it just on your driving record? And do most background checks cover all state DMVs or does the employer need to know each state you've lived in and separately request each state's driving records?
Background checks are different, depending on the underlying contract with the employer and the service that they use to handle the background check.
So - can it show up ? yes.
Will an employer in Texas check Florida records ? - maybe. Most employers with "adequate " background checks do check nationally. However, you would be amazed at the number of employers and other businesses that do not request all states be searched. In one instance, about a year ago, I found a company in the Dallas area that only did a one county background check. So, a person could have committed a felony in one county, next door to the county designated for the records to be searched, and the background check would have come up fine. The glitch in the search ? - the contract with the agency conducting the search only required a search be done in the county where the applicant lived.
So -- there is no way to know how thorough the background check will be. Thus - its an unknown as to where this conviction - even the lesser conviction - will turn up.
You may be able to get that conviction off your record - expunged . Why don't you go ahead and check into that . Use an attorney in Florida - the state of the conviction. If you can have the conviction expunged, then it goes off your record and you don't have to worry about this.
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This is not a legal opinion - but some common sense recommendations that you may choose to consider and some thoughts to help clarify the matters that you ask about. I am licensed only in the state of Texas. There are many other facts that exist or may arise that you did not express in your question in this forum that are/could be critical to providing an accurate response. Thus, the response I give is very general. I strongly suggest getting a private consultation with an attorney. That is likely to be in your best interest if you have a legal problem , question, concern, or need. Although AVVO describes this site as providing free legal advice, it is really a simple Q&A forum. The volunteer attorneys provide general answers. No specific legal advice is given here and no attorney-client relationship is established. For precise direction and legal advice, please consult in person with an attorney in your area. Be sure to bring all relevant paperwork with you. Best of luck !
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