A conviction can make it hard to get a job, and employers often conduct background checks through the State Police.
A woman accused of throwing her two children from an Interstate 30 overpass in Dallas and then jumping off the 20-foot-high span was found not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday.
Khandi Busby was charged with attempted murder and injury to a child. A judge in Dallas ordered her to a state mental institution.
Investigators say the boys were ages 6 and 8 when they were injured after being thrown from the highway overpass on March 12, 2008. They were treated and placed in foster care, where they remain.
Defense attorney David Pire said Busby felt God had told her to throw her sons off the bridge to protect them from Satan.
Relatives said Busby is bipolar and had stopped taking her medication.