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James in Alexandria, Virginia

56 months ago

On the job application they only ask if I was ever arrested for a felony. I didn't, but I have a couple of misdemeanors. When they do their criminal background search, do they look for those misdemeanors or just felonies? Thank you.

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Rich in Palmdale, California

56 months ago

It probably says "convicted" and not arrested. Any background check depends on the position, the company and the background service used. Is this a position requiring a secret clearance? Is this a banking position? Answer any interview or application question honestly.

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Ruben in San Antonio, Texas

56 months ago

The background check is based on the hiring policy for convictions. It usually isn't written but a case by case decision. The conviction or arrest has to directly have a chance of affecting the performance of duties to consider a factor in the selection process. In short if the app asked about felonies just include felonies. When asking for both misdemeanor and felony answer accordingly.

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