Q: Expired Registration
If I got pulled over for expired registration & when I went to the courthouse to show proof of registration, they said that the cop never filed the ticket & that I didn’t have to do anything, not even show proof of registration. I didn’t have to go to my court date, will that still show up on an in depth background check, that includes my driving record? Similar situation, pulled over for expired registration. The cop told me that if I showed proof of registration within 10 days that it would be dismissed. I went in within 10 days, I didn’t have to pay the fine or go to the court date. I asked if it would go on my record and they said no, but I’m not sure if that means that it won’t show up on my background check. I went to the police station & have no criminal record. I got my driving record online & I don’t see anything on there, but I’m still nervous that it’s going to show up on my background check. Should I mention both of the incidents when filling out my background check info?
A: Generally dismissed charges aren't going to show on any criminal history or background report. Exceptions to this may be very high level security clearances. Even then, they aren't generally looking for things like renewing your registration a little bit late.
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