Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Good evening! I can help you out with your legal question tonight.
I too have been through a few FBI background checks.
It is better to disclose than to hide it and have them find it.
You should disclose it and then explain that you were innocent and that the charges were dropped.
Or that the case was dismissed.
ok..so they will receive a report on the arrest?
Yes, they will likely see it, but they will also see that it was dismissed.
Did you plea or get out away with no penalty?
my attorney entered a plea of not guilty and that is as far as it went
Perfect, then you are innocent and just need to disclose it on your form.
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
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).