Canton, MI asked in Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Michigan

Q: I live in Michigan. I was arrested for domestic violence. I had a fight with my brother that went a little too far.

I was not convicted. I was given a deal through HYTA. 6 months probation. When I do a background check, it comes up clean. But I'm applying for a job where I have to be fingerprinted if I am hired. Will the arrest show up in the fingerprint report?

1 Lawyer Answer

Brent T. Geers

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: The wonderful thing about HYTA is that upon successful completion, you don't have a criminal conviction, and so you may rightfully report no convictions, and it shouldn't show up on background checks as a conviction. That said, you may have an arrest record, which is an indication that you've been arrested. Depending on the job you are applying for, this shouldn't be an issue.

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