Do Warrants Show Up on Background Checks?

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Employees and potential hires with a criminal past or outstanding warrants may pose risk and liability to your business. By investing in professional employment screening and background checks, you can protect company assets, workers, and prevent negligent hiring claims.

Do Warrants Show Up on Background Checks?

Open warrants do not always show in criminal records background checks. They may however appear in a wants and warrants check through a court records search. This is due to courts filing warrants, not law enforcement. You should also note that some states do ban the use of arrest records and warrant searches for employment purposes. For more information state by state, visit our State Resources page.

What Happens After a Warrant Has Been Executed?

Once a warrant has been executed, it is no longer an outstanding warrant. It now becomes part of a person’s criminal record. This would now in most cases show up in a criminal records search. Not all warrants end with a conviction, as some individuals are not charged with a crime or the warrant may be recalled.

What Are The Different Types of Warrants?

What is a warrant? A warrant permits law enforcement personnel to take action, such as make an arrest. There are three main types of warrants: arrest, civil, and bench warrants. Each type of warrant is in regards to different situations. An arrest warrant is a warrant issued by a public judge which authorizes the arrest and detention of an individual. Warrants are not usually required in cases of probable cause. Bench warrants are similar to arrest warrants, they are issued when a person fails to appear for a court appearance. Civil warrants are issued when a defendant fails to comply with court orders. The goal of a civil warrant is to get the defendant to appear in court.

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