My question involves a background check in the State of: Florida
2 months ago I was arrested on an OVI conviction in the state of Ohio. I refused the chemical test and was administered an ALS for 12 months. The charge was reduced to a Reckless Operation 2nd, and I plead guilty and paid the fines and given a 30 day in jail charge, 27 suspended, and had the option to serve the 3 days at a Driver Intervention Program. I have now completed the program, and currently serving the 12 month driving suspension with driving privileges granted.
I am currently looking to move to Florida to pursue a career in education. I currently have several opportunities, but have not mentioned my current legal situation with them as I do not want to hinder my chances of being hired. At the same time, I do not want to move down there only to find out that this charge will show up on my criminal background check and they will not hire me.
I have a few questions:
1. Is the risk of being denied escalated while on a driving suspension?
2. If discovered that my reckless operation (which I will reveal on my application) is a reduced sentence from an OVI, is it still a big enough red flag not to be hired?
3. Will it show up that my driving privileges are suspended? That I currently do not have an active driving license?
4. Is there a difference since the charge occurred in Ohio and I am looking for employment in the state of Florida?