Are Restraining Orders and Orders of Protection Covered in a Background Check?
The short answer is NO. If you’re only ordering a “Criminal Package” on your Applicant, then Restraining Orders and Orders of Protection are not covered because of their civil nature. A police report may be filed at the same time as a Restraining Order or Order of Protection, but if the victim doesn’t press criminal charges against your Applicant, then that also won’t be caught in a criminal search during your background check.
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