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Hiring problem because of an arrest??

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Dear Lawyer,

I am from NJ. There is a case in my name that my husband gave. He through me out of the house in the middle of the night. He called the cops and said it was his house(appartment is in his name) and he doesn't want to see me and he wanted me to leave the place. So, the cops asked me to leave and not to come back with out his permission. I went back home next day morning to get my things to go to work. He called the cops again and told them I was harassing him by knocking at the door and verbally abusing him. And they arrested me. He then came to the police station and bailed me out.

Accusation against me is as follows. Within the jurisdiction of this court, with the purpose to harass another, make or cause to be made, a communication or communications, anonymously, or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in an offensively coase language, or in any other manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm in violation of N.J.S

Domestic Violation-Confidential is Ticked.

My question is:

1) I want to find a new job. When a prospective employer do background check on me using Social Security Number, will the
charge against me come up. And if it does can they withdraw their job offer because of this.

2) Do I need a lawyer because I am not guilty and I intend to plead not guilty.

Please please reply.




An employer doing a background check will not be able to find out the fact that you were recently arrested. Especially since you have not yet gone to trial. OK?

As far as whether you should get an attorney, that is up to you. It sounds like a minor offense, to be certain. Though you are married, and were in need of clothes for that day in question, you should be able to beat the charge since your intent was not to "...harass another...", right?

I would suggest that you buy for about $25 a book on How To Represent Yourself in Court from Nolo Press. It can be found at www.nolo.com. I hope this helps.

Mark B. Replogle

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