Have a failure to pay warrant because I didn't get fines paid off by the date they were due and I missed the court hearing to ask for an extension because I moved out of town and was not able to attend the hearing. I'm trying to get the fines paid off without having to go to jail due to being a single mom with no one to take care of my children while I'm gone. Got offered a job but they need to run a background check on me. Is my warrant going to show up in the background check?
Open warrants will likely show up on a background check.
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The warrant is likely to show up during a background check, assuming the company hired to do the search looks in your home state for any criminal history. If the warrant is still active and is for failure to pay a fine only, once the fine has been paid, the warrant is canceled. You can most likely pay the fine on-line as well.
It will depend on who the employer uses to do the background check, but almost certainly active warrants will show up. Take care of the warrant.
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