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I am undergoing an FBI fingerprint check as part of my overall

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I am undergoing an FBI fingerprint check as part of my overall background check package for the school that I am attending. I was arrested in 1995 but the case was dismissed. The arrest will surely show up. However, will the school be afforded the arrest info.?

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Good evening! I can help you out with your legal question tonight.

BizAttorney :

I too have been through a few FBI background checks.

BizAttorney :

It is better to disclose than to hide it and have them find it.

BizAttorney :

You should disclose it and then explain that you were innocent and that the charges were dropped.

BizAttorney :

Or that the case was dismissed.

Customer:

ok..so they will receive a report on the arrest?

BizAttorney :

Yes, they will likely see it, but they will also see that it was dismissed.

Customer:

gotcha

BizAttorney :

Did you plea or get out away with no penalty?

Customer:

my attorney entered a plea of not guilty and that is as far as it went

BizAttorney :

Perfect, then you are innocent and just need to disclose it on your form.

Customer:

I am sorry, which form are you referring to? The school is using a 3rd party for a general background check, social services check, and then FBI check

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