If I have to pass a pre-employment background check for felonies, will a current active court case for a misdemeanor offense DWI be held against me or do they only look for convictions?
Question Details: The background check is for felonies in the last 7 to 10 years. I work in IT with recruiting agencies and hesitant to apply to any positions because I do not know if an active court case would come back as a failed background check. I have had 1 DWI and 1 DUI that are over 10 years old.
They can "see" or find an active misdemeanor case: it is a public filing or document and. and can be located on a background check. Whether they will care about it or hold it against you is a different question and one we cannot aswer, but it is something that could be found during the check.
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