Do warrants show up on background checks?

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Do warrants show up on background checks?

Would a warrant for arrest for contempt of court show up on a background check?

Asked on July 30, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

As a general rule,only arrests and criminal charges/convictions appear on a background check. A bench warrant is recorded in a different category and typically would not appear in a records check. To be certain, you can consult directly with a local criminal law attorney or run a criminal history check on yourself (you can check online for how to do so in your state).


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