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Ive been taking as many exams as i can hoping to start ym career as son as possible. I have a question regarding the background check; I was on acd for a few months when i was 17 it was on my youthful offender, and i wasnt charged with anything. I have a clean record other than that incodent, and have not been in any trouble since then. Will this come up in my background check, and will it hurt my chances of getting a job? Thanks

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Ive been taking as many exams as i can hoping to start my career as son as possible. I have a question regarding the background check; I was on acd (I am guessing that is ACID) for a few months when i was 17 it was on my youthful offender, and i wasn't charged with anything. I have a clean record other than that incident, and have not been in any trouble since then. Will this come up in my background check, and will it hurt my chances of getting a job? Thanks



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Don't worry! It is just as good as the other one! Lol

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No not acid. An ACD means Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal and it is an administrative means of putting the case over for six months or a year to see if you remain law abiding. As long as you do, then the Dismissal will automatically be granted without your further appearance in court and, by law, the record of your case will be expunged which means it will not be there any longer. I got in some trouble they gave me a 6 month ACD like a probation period where if i got any trouble the charges would come back and would be on my record. I never got arrested and never got any further trouble. So my question is will this affect my chances of getting a job?

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Ive been taking as many exams as i can hoping to start my career as son as possible. I have a question regarding the background check; I was on acd (I am guessing that is ACID) for a few months when i was 17 it was on my youthful offender, and i wasn't charged with anything. I have a clean record other than that incident, and have not been in any trouble since then. Will this come up in my background check, and will it hurt my chances of getting a job? Thanks



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spell check and the edited version in the same post, you must be in a good mood today!  (HAHA) 


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Yes it will come up in your background, because you will tell them about it when asked.  It will be an issue depending on the crime you committed it may be a major issue.       

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No not acid. An ACD means Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal and it is an administrative means of putting the case over for six months or a year to see if you remain law abiding. As long as you do, then the Dismissal will automatically be granted without your further appearance in court and, by law, the record of your case will be expunged which means it will not be there any longer. I got in some trouble they gave me a 6 month ACD like a probation period where if i got any trouble the charges would come back and would be on my record. I never got arrested and never got any further trouble. So my question is will this affect my chances of getting a job?



Oh well its referred to as continued for dismissal here.  Yes it does have an Effect.  Search other threads and attempt to get the answer yourself rather than being lazy and expecting others to give you the answer


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spell check and the edited version in the same post, you must be in a good mood today!  (HAHA) 



Nah its more like a lure into a false sense of security


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No not acid. An ACD means Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal and it is an administrative means of putting the case over for six months or a year to see if you remain law abiding. As long as you do, then the Dismissal will automatically be granted without your further appearance in court and, by law, the record of your case will be expunged which means it will not be there any longer. I got in some trouble they gave me a 6 month ACD like a probation period where if i got any trouble the charges would come back and would be on my record. I never got arrested and never got any further trouble. So my question is will this affect my chances of getting a job?



Your application will ask have you been charged, arrested, indicted with any offense. (Or similar wording)  If you answer honestly you would say yes, describe the offense, your age at the time of the offense and the outcome.  If you lie you will be TOAST.  We always find out about your past. If you tell the truth you have a better chance of making it.


 


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Just remember what the profession is in entirety. Always tell the truth. if you are found to be untruthful, you would not be able to testify in court. Just tell the truth to your Background Investigator and let the chips fall where they may.

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Thanks for the advice guys i really appreciate it!

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It never disappears from your FBI TypeIII Rap Sheet, only in the state and locallity records.


I am thinking you are from New York, since I think, only New York uses the terminology "ACD."


It would be 170.70 or 170.71(Marijuana) of the Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) and after 6 months it is dismissed and sealed under 160.50 of the CPL.


As far as what your chances are, it depends on the  charges of the arrest, remember this as a matter of procedure, Law AEnforcement agencies can request an unsealing of the record, for the purposes of the preemployment investigation.


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TheSarge and some other officers worked with us to create a quiz for similar questions:


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What happened was my friends and I were driving around when I was 17 we pulled up to a parked car and my friend decided to squirt water at the driver of the parked car. Later that night the cops came to all of our houses and charged us all with criminal mischeif. I was never arrested. I went to court and they gave us the 6 month acd and 40 hours community service. And yes i am from new york.

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What happened was my friends and I were driving around when I was 17 we pulled up to a parked car and my friend decided to squirt water at the driver of the parked car. Later that night the cops came to all of our houses and charged us all with criminal mischeif. I was never arrested. I went to court and they gave us the 6 month acd and 40 hours community service. And yes i am from new york.



Yes were arrested, you may have not had handcuffs put on you, but you were arrested.         yep  


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Ok so the officer coming to my home giving me the tickets is still considered getting arrested? Sorry if this is a dumb question!

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That type of offense usually will be considered a poor youthful descision.  Just please be honest about it.


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Ok so the officer coming to my home giving me the tickets is still considered getting arrested? Sorry if this is a dumb question!



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Yes a citation is an arrest.  Whether you were cuffed or not, booked or not makes no difference when it comes to being asked is you have been arrested.


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Thanks for everyones help! I really appreciate it.