I have an active restraining order against me and I was wondering if a
restraining order would show up on my criminal record?
I am applying for a job and don?t know what to do. Am I lying if I
answered NO to the following question on the job application?
Question::: Have you ever been found guilty of or pleaded guilty or no
contest to or been convicted of a criminal offense or criminal
misconduct other than minor motor vehicle violations in a federal,
state, or local court of law or any other form of competent
jurisdiction (this includes deferred adjudication)? If yes, please
explain. Non-disclosure/falsification may lead to dismissal.
I am of the opinion that a restraining order isn't a conviction or
criminal offense - it just is what is says it is: a court order ? I
haven't been convicted of anything, just ordered to do something. It
isn?t a misdemeanor or a felony, right? It isn?t a conviction either.
Isn't it really its own category? Would it really show up on a
criminal background check or on my criminal record?
If possible I would like to do my own search of my records. How does
someone go about doing a background check or search for their criminal
record? Is it by state or is it a nationwide database? Is there a
central agency and if so, who/what is it? Is there a way that I could
get my hands on MY "Record" to see what is and what isn?t on it?
Do I go to the police station? Does more extensive mean more expensive?
I just want to make the best possible decision regarding my
application for this job.
Thank you so much for your help.