My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Ohio
I hope that I'm posting this in the appropriate category. I'm 18 and a little over a month ago I received a minor misdemeanor ticket for fare evasion (I had somewhere I absolutely needed to be but I had no money for fare and thought I would take the risk). This happened not long after a summer job I had ended. I've been searching for a job since then but a couple weeks ago I missed my court date (I had a fever and no money to pay fare anyway) so now I have a bench warrant. I don't live with parents so it's critical that I make an income of my own. Would a bench warrant prevent me from obtaining a job? Does it show up on a background check? If it does will I be arrested when I try to apply for employment somewhere? I'm a little nervous to continue job searching with an active warrant because I can't afford bail. This is my first offense with the law and I would like to just pay off the fines and what not and be done with it. Thank you for any advice you can offer.