Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at Emerson, on Friday, June 19, 2015
Congratulations on receiving a job offer!
Typically, arrests should not be considered when employers look at pre-screening results, but I would recommend that you be very open with the recruiter regarding the misdemeanor conviction and the status of the arrest (meaning have you been to court on it, is it still pending, etc). It is better for the company to hear from you upfront versus being surprised by the screening results. With any screening result, though, the recruiter should reach out to you and give you an opportunity to provide further information.