So, I'm getting an apartment with my girlfriend soon. Obviously in order to be an occupant, or even be on the lease, there must be a criminal background check. My question/problem is: Back in 2001, an ex-girlfriend decided to get back at me right after the breakup by placing a temporary restraining order (21 days) on me. I do not know if this stays on my records, or if I need to have it expunged, or what. It's pretty important to me, because if it's on my record, what if I can't get the apartment? Or even more scary is the fact that next year I start in the education program for my college. I'm sure my situation won't be favorable if I have to be around kids, right? Anyone know much about what happens with restraining orders? TIA!