Do Misdemeanors Show up on Background Checks?


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Misdemeanors do typically appear on a criminal background check, according to Chron. Both felonies and misdemeanors are types of crimes included in a background report. Examples of misdemeanors that may appear include vandalism, trespassing, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

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In some cases, employers or their investing agency may ask for a report that only includes felonies, according to Chron. Regardless of whether misdemeanors are noted, it is up to the employer as to how to handle the report. Some employers hire employees with a criminal background, especially if the candidate is honest on the application. Others may opt not to hire a candidate based on a criminal history or specific types of crimes.

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