A Harassment Restraining Order or Order for Protection is a civil filing, not a criminal case. Therefore, a HRO or OFP will not show up on someone’s criminal record. However, a violation of an OFP or HRO can result in a criminal conviction with either a guilty plea or a guilty verdict after a trial. A criminal conviction most certainly will show up on one’s criminal record. Employment background checks typically will only look for criminal convictions, but some background checks go farther and search through civil cases as well.
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