My problem is that I was falsely accused and arrested for aggravated assault of a police officer, which is a very serious felony. Charges were dismissed pretty much immediately, as soon as the DA reviewed the case, so I was never indicted. Nevertheless the official records will probably always indicate that I was arrested for this crime.
A) NOT TO WORRY - The vast majority of pre-employment background search will not include arrest records. ( YES TO WORRY - The record of your arrest is permanent, and it is already in the hands of private companies that offer online pre-employment background search. However, since charges were dismissed, most of the private companies will remove the arrest information upon your request. Also, you are protected by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which applies to employers, landlords, and lenders. If your application is denied because of a bad report, they have to tell you to give you the negative information and tell you where they got it. Then you have a chance to refute it.