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Will my arrest show up on my background check ?

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I was arrested for petit larceny , was given a desk appearance ticket . In court I was given a ACD & was told to stay out of trouble for six months . I also did community service . I was told that my case should be sealed after the six months. I'm now applying for a security guard job & would like to know if my arrest and case would show up in my background check ?

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Since it is still an open case, it will probably show up, especially for a security guard job.



I was arrested August of 2012, & went to court october of 2012 . Missed out on those details sorry .

John M. Cromwell

John M. Cromwell


Then case should be sealed and will not show up.


During the 6 month ACD period the arrest charge and the ACD will show up.

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If you are in the 6 month period, then the ACD will show up. After the 6 months, then it should NOT show up, but, you should double-check.


You do not indicate where you received the ACD. You have 6 months from the date of receiving the ACD for dismissal & sealing. Additionally they cannot ask about arrests only convictions

The advice I have given does not bind the parties in any manner and is merely given as a courtesy.


During the period your ACD is open, your arrest and charge will likely appear on a background check. Once your ACD expires, the charges should be dismissed and arrest taken off your record.

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