Asked in Traffic Tickets for Missouri

Q: Will an arrest from a parking ticket bench warrant show up on my record w/ potential employers & other background checks

If I receive a parking ticket in Missouri and forget to pay. A bench warrant is issued and I’m arrested. I can’t pay my bond and I spend the weekend in jail. I see the judge on Monday. The bond is paid after. Will this arrest for the bench warrant show up on my record for potential employers and other background checks in the future? If so can that be fixed?

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Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Eureka, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Arrests do show up on criminal background checks. However, it depends on what type of employer is running the background check. If it's an "entitled entity" type of employer (police, schools, hospitals, daycare, nursing home, insurance company, etc.), they are entitled to see everything on your record, regardless of whether it's an open or closed record.

It is my understanding that a regular employer (not an entitled entity) can only see the record of an arrest if it happened less than 30 days ago.

You should be able to hire an attorney to expunge the record of the arrest, since the underlying charge was just a parking ticket.

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