35 years old. No criminal record. Never arrested. Not even traffic. Recently had BCI and FBI done which was all clear. Planning on law school in near future. A situation has me concerned about character and fitness as well as future employment background checks. For the past 10 years I've cared for my disabled parents. I dont have POA over them. Decides a few months ago to seek healthcare aides several hours/ week. Mom had a fever and one of the aides tried to get her to go to the hospital but she refused. Aide reported that to APS, as well as saying I yelled at her and kept her up all night, when all I did was remind her to take her medicine. APS called few months ago and didnt target me directly, just said we have a complaint about (mothers name) and could we just come out and speak with you guys. They did. Were nice. Was told couple months ago they put a close to the case. 1). Does an APS investigation go on your record? Can it show up like a criminal one? 2). If I was in trouble police would have contacted me right? 3). Can they put your name on abuse registry without notifying you, you are in trouble in any way? How will this affect employment, regarding background checks?
1). Does an APS investigation go on your record?
Unless you were guilty of a criminal act, which you were not, there is nothing to worry about.
Can it show up like a criminal one?
2). If I was in trouble police would have contacted me right?
3). Can they put your name on abuse registry without notifying you, you are in trouble in any way? How will this affect employment, regarding background checks?
You have nothing to worry about, since the investigation did not result in any negative findings as against you.
Your particular situation warrants a review of the specific facts by a professional responsibility attorney in your state.
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