Q: If convicted 15 years ago for CDS, will that show up on a criminal background check for NJ school employment?
A: Generally speaking this will appear in any background check unless the defendant petitions for and is granted an order of expungement. But more information is required to answer this question under these circumstances. Contacting a criminal defense attorney to discuss this in greater detail is a good idea.
A: Yes it should show up when they run your criminal history. That being said I have found that certain schools and districts depending on the crime committed may be easier than others.
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