Can you be charged with a crime (in my case shoplifting misdemeanor) without being arrested or summoned to court? I was detained in a store 3 mths. ago - I have not received a summons and was not arrested, just told by the store detective that I would be receiving a summons. I am up for a job and they are doing a CORI background check on me - since I have not been arrested or even been brought to trial (or summoned), will anything show up on my record? Thanks for your help.