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Friday, July 29, 2016

Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs

Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs


Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs
I get a lot of questions from ex-offenders and felons regarding expungement.  It is a common belief that getting an expungement is the answer to their employment woes.  Some believe that if they can only get one, they can have their criminal record erased and they can get jobs to move on with their
Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs lives.  There are lawyers who make lots of money from felons and their families hoping to have some miracle worked and their records will gone forever.  Since most employers do background checks, having a clean record will make getting a job easier.  Having certain convictions on your record may be the difference between getting hired for a job or not.  Lets explore some common myths and uncover the facts about expungement.


Myth #1:  Criminal Records are Automatically Erased After a Certain Number of Years


I am not aware of any state that erases records after automatically.  In fact no records are ever removed, they may be made inaccessible to the public.  There must be legal action taken if there any sealing of records.  There is an application process that completed for any type of action to be considered.  Nothing happens automatically.

Myth #2:  Any Records can be Expunged


Expungement is a legal process that not available in all states.  These processes will vary from state to state as to which records can be sealed or expunged.  For example, in NJ where I am, only one felony can be expunged and the waiting period is ten years from the completion of the sentence.  In some states no records can expunged and in others only arrests not convictions can be sealed.

Myth #3:  An Attorney is not Needed 


Never attempt any legal procedure by yourself.  To be certain that any legal  process is done properly, You should always seek the help of a qualified  professional with experience in this field.

Myth #4:  Federal Convictions can be Expunged


Federal convictions can in no way shape or form be expunged or sealed.  The only action that can be taken is to seek a presidential pardon and very few are granted. 


Myth #5:  Expungement Erases Criminal Records


With expungement, sealing or any other process, records will never be erased or destroyed.  Even though certain records will be hidden from the public, they will always be visible to the court system, government agencies and law enforcement.



Ex-offenders, Felons, Expungement and Jobs
This a brief list of common myths associated with the the expungement or sealing of recordsBear in mind that these processes are not available in every state.  Every state has its own statutes regarding the treatment of criminal records.  If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate for expungement, I suggest speaking to an attorney about availability in your state.  I also suggest that you contact your local legal aid office where you may qualify for free advice about this or even help getting it done.  Most legal aid offices are staffed by young attorneys who are anxious to help and gain valuable experience.  To find your local legal aid office, check your telephone directory or contact the bar association in your state.


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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Felon is trying hard to find jobs

 Felon is trying hard to find jobs



 Felon is trying hard to find jobs
Hello, my name is Kevin.  I live in New Jersey.  I've had a few drug charges in my past.  I was put on pre-trial intervention. in 2006 for possession of magic mushrooms, but towards the end of my P.T.I. I messed up again and got caught with possession of heroin (felony) in 2008.  I regret a lot of the things that I've done in my past, but people make mistakes, and I'm trying to change my life around.  People do change.  It's hard to get away from the past when it keeps coming up and haunting your future.

I've been off of probation for about 2 years, but I can't seem to land a job.  Every company I interview for asks about my criminal background, and I don't lie about it.  I thought companies like honesty.  Everyone has said they can't hire felons.  Nobody will give me a chance.  I've been on unemployment, but it's running out soon.  I don't know what to do.  If I didn't have the support of my family I don't know what I would be doing.

I've been applying to warehouse jobs, since my last job was a picker/packer at a warehouse.  I also have forklift experience, but I am not certified.  My question is how do I get a job, and down the road is it possible to get my felony charge expunged, since I have more then one charge?  Also are there any temp agencies that work to help felons get jobs?

Thank you very much.

 Felon is trying hard to find jobs



Hello Kevin,

I'm sorry you are having so much trouble.  I tell all ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs to apply for as many jobs as they feel they are qualified for.  Remember, even a blind man will hit something if he throws enough rocks.  The key is finding enough jobs to apply for.

 Felon is trying hard to find jobs
I encourage every felon to visit your local One-stop Career center.  There you will find a lot of services that can help you land a job.  Among those services are listings of open jobs in your area.  You can get one-on-one job search assistance from trained counselors.  You can find your local One-stop Career center here:

www.servicelocator.org

As we move in to the holiday season, you may find warehouse opportunities at many retail outlets like:

Target

Kohl's

Toys-R-Us


Sam's Club

Supermarkets may also hire ex-offenders and felons for their overnight crews.

Many companies hire ex-offenders and felons. I am in Southern New Jersey.  My students are often hired at Wal-mart, Home Depot and Lowe's.

 Felon is trying hard to find jobs
As far as applying for employment at temporary agencies, my students have more success with smaller independent agencies as opposed to nation-wide companies.  In most cases, the large companies have regulations from their corporate offices that prohibit the hiring of ex-offenders and felons.  Independent agencies are free to hire anyone they feel would be a good employee.

Unfortunately the state of New Jersey only allows one felony expungement which one cannot even apply for until ten years has passed from the date of the completion of the sentence.

I hope this helps.




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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How can a felon get an expungement

How can a Felon get an Expungement


How can a Felon get an Expungement
I have a friend who has two felonies on his record. Some kind of drug charge and gun violation. He was incarcerated from 1992-1997. He has worked at Mc Donalds, the cell phone companies MCI and Sprint since he got out of prison. He was laid off from MCI. It has been really hard for him to find a job. MCI was a good job for him. He moved up to supervisor. Is there anyway that he can have his record expunged? Been out of prison 15 years. Please help

How can a Felon get an Expungement


Expungement is legal process that allows a criminal record to be essentially hidden from public view.  The record does not disappear, it is just hidden.  It will always be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies.  Many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs have benefited by utilizing the expungement process.

How can a Felon get an Expungement
The statutes governing expungement varies from state to state and is not available in all states.  Your friend should seek legal counsel first to see if it a viable option for him and also to petition the court if it is an option.  Attorneys get mad at me sometimes because some of them make a lot of money with the expungement of criminal records.  I would find the nearest legal aid office for assistance.  You may qualify for low-cost or even free assistance with this process.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Felon wants job as a nurse

Felon wants job as a nurse


Felon wants job as a nurse
I'm a convicted felon who is trying to become a Registered Nurse. I have a 1st degree felony drug charge for Possession of Controlled Substance from May 2000 - ten years ago! I finally got accepted into a nursing program after being rejected from another and thought I have over come all the hurdles. Now the school has just informed me that I may not be able to get into their school after all because the hospitals where I have to do clinicals may not allow felons.... Do you have any advice? Would some kind of bond maybe help my situation as far as the hospitals go?

Thanks for your help,

Melody



 Felon wants job as a nurse



Hello Melody,

Jobs for felons in the medical field depends on the conviction. Drug charges almost always prohibits one from working in hospitals. Your only hope may be to have your conviction sealed. The only problem with that is, even with an expungement or sealing, your conviction will always be visible to law enforcement, the court system and government agencies which will present a problem being licensed.

Often ex-offender and felon job searches begin with legal assistance. I suggest contacting your local legal aid office to see if sealing of your record or expungement is an option for you.  Expungement/Sealing of records are legal processes tha one should never attempt without legal guidance.  The legal aid office may offer low cost or even free assistance with these processes.

Best of luck to you.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Expungement may help felons get Jobs

 Expungement may help felons get jobs

Expungement may help felons get Jobs
I have a 5 1/2 year old felony for selling marijuana. I had no jail time. I will complete a bachelors degree this summer in Human services. I would like to work as a case manager. I applied for a non paid internship as part of my school requirements and was turned down flat. I am freaked out. I have supported myself in the past 5 years by bartending and working for a family member. I have never worked manual labor and have no particular skills in that area. I am very computer proficient and had been thinking about getting a masters in social work. But now I am wondering if I have wasted all of my efforts by going to college when I can't even work as a free intern. Also...what is "expungement" and how do you look into it? Thank you for any advice.


Expungement may help felons get Jobs



Hello,

First of all, getting a degree is by no means a waste of time. You are in a much better position than most ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs. I always suggest applying for jobs by sending resumes with well written cover letters. Often this may help to get around the application process.

Expungement may help felons get Jobs
Expungement may be a good option for you depending on your state. Expungement amounts to a court order effectively sealing a court proceeding and its affects from public view. This would appear that your conviction does not exist. It does, but will only be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies. Often ex-offender and felon job searches begin with some legal assistance. Contact your local legal aid office to inquire if expungement is an option for you. Legal aid offices often provide low-cost or even no-cost assistance.

I hope this helps.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hoping to help boyfriend and other felons get jobs

Hoping to help boyfriend and other felons get jobs


Hoping to help boyfriend and other felons get jobs
Hello Eric,

First and foremost, I want to thank you for taking your time to both run your very informational blog as well as to view my e-mail. Secondly, I apologize in advance for the multiple questions that I am asking. Now, for some insight...I met my boyfriend two years ago, just before he was going to jail in MD for a violation of probation. He also confided in me from the start that he was facing seven felony charges in PA. Caring deeply for him, I agreed that so long as he was a changed man and did not participate in the activity that landed him in trouble in the first place from there on out, that I would stay with him. I waited for him while he served his violation of probation sentence, and ever since a little over a year ago, we have been in a serious, committed relationship. He has been sober ever since we met...and you can ask anyone, his friends, family, teachers, old co-workers...he has certainly changed, for the better.

Of course, our lives together have been a roller coaster. His charges from PA loomed for the first nine or so months of our relationship. Every court date, I did not know if he was returning to jail, and if I would be left waiting again. In the meantime, he did everything that he needed to. He voluntarily participated in rehab, did volunteer work at a local non-profit organization, and stayed sober. When his sentencing date came around, the judge recognized all of his hard work and let him off with six years of probation instead of the two years in jail that he had agreed to in the plea agreement. Even his lawyer was shocked, and shook his head when my boyfriend thanked him, before saying, "I did nothing. You did all of the work." The downside was that he officially became a convicted felon, instead of having pending felonies. Thankfully, they were dropped from seven to three.

This was very exciting news, of course. Even more so exciting was that a couple of hours after we got home, he received a phone call for an interview. By the next week, he already had a part-time job. He held the job for a month without any problems until recently. Despite being a very hard worker and increasing sales by $5,000 single-handedly in the short amount of time that he worked there, corporate obtained his background check and the store let him go. This was very frustrating, especially seeing as when he was hired, his managers knew every single little thing on his record. He was never dishonest about anything. The local store wanted him, but corporate did not.

This leaves us in a pickle. We have bills to pay, bills that I cannot afford on my own. We realize how much of a struggle it was for the first nine months for him to even get an interview, and here he is, back at square one. Everything feels like it happened so quickly - he was given a second chance, and it was ripped away from him just as fast. He has a strong resume that we have sent to numerous employers, but he obviously cannot pass a background check. Even local laboring agencies will not accept people with so much as a misdemeanor, since they are specifically for "individuals with clean records who just cannot find jobs," as he was told on the phone. He is getting pretty discouraged...I can provide emotional support, no problem, but financially, I cannot hold us both up for too long. What would your best suggestion be? Should he even mention this latest job on his resume? He was a great worker - they just did not want him after the background check. How is he supposed to explain working for simply a month to the next person who offers him an interview?

To add to his woes and dreams getting crushed, he wants so desperately to join the Army...unfortunately, every recruiter that we have talked to laughs in his face and turns him away. One of our best friends is a Sgt. MP and he keeps giving my boyfriend hope, though that goes away when the actual recruiters say there is no chance. Considering that my boyfriend was represented by a public defender in his court case involving the felony charges, what course of action can we take? I have seen on your blog the mentioning of sending letters to lessen felonies to misdemeanors, etc to help with this problem. It is just very confusing when his public defender says that he has to wait seven years to have his felonies expunged before he can join the Army, the judge says he only needs to finish probation to join the Army, and the recruiters say no matter how old a charge is, he can never join the Army.

Being with this man whom I care so deeply for and yet feel like I can't help is a very overwhelming feeling. I have such a strong passion now to organize and rally, to contact my local government to encourage them to encourage employers to hold ex-offender friendly job fairs, etc. not just for my boyfriend, but for all reformed convicts who truly do want to change their lives. How would I go about doing that? Would a letter suffice? Who would I even write to in our local government? I want to advocate to help others get the second chances that they deserve, I just feel as though I need a bit of direction or encouragement to get me going.

Thank you so much for reading, and God bless your work and all that you do.

-Hoping to Help



Hoping to help boyfriend and other felons get jobs







Your boyfriend is lucky to have someone like you in his corner. Many ex-offenders and felons usually don't have as much support. As for listing such a short term job, I would not. It would simply raise more questions. I would apply at smaller companies that can hire at their own discretion. Your boyfriend may also consider temporary employment. Once again he may have success applying at small independent employment agencies who are free to hire anyone they please rather than national companies that have stiffer corporate hiring guidelines. Another option is contact your local United Way. The United Way financially supports social service agencies including some which help ex-offenders or may even employ them. Goodwill Industries also have programs which help and employ ex-offenders and felons.

Expungement is not an option when seeking to join the military. Expungement does not erase convictions. It makes them unavailable for view from the public. They will always be visible to law enforcement, the court system and government agencies. The Army will grant waivers for those convicted of certain felonies allowing them to join. If the recruiter tell you that you are ineligible, then you are.

In these tough economic times, there are so many unemployed people who do not have criminal backgrounds making jobs for ex-offenders and felons even more difficult. An out-of-the-box approach may be to contact elected officials in your area and ask for help. He can express his desire to be employed and once again become a productive member of society. Elected officials have staff members that answer letters and respond to inquiries from citizens. Officials that could offer assistance are: Mayors, Council Members, Commissioners, Aldermen, Board Members, Assemblymen, and Judges. Never ask for jobs, only suggestions. He may be surprised how well this works.


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Felon in Colorado seeks Expungement

Felon in Colorado seeks Expungement

Expungement
Hello,

I found your site looking for help with expungment. I received a first time felony, due to the fact that I was using meth. I was lost and did things that I really had desperate means to find more. I caught a charge in Colorado and did time for felony burglary 2 of building. I picked up my number and finished my time, but am finding it hard to get a job. I changed my life have a house a wonderful wife and child. I would like to know how to, if I am able to, expunge my record out of Colorado. Can it be done and if so how? I managed a tire shop out of Colorado with my felony, and now live in MN. I'm trying to obtain a job with another tire company that has a background check and would like to know how I should approach this matter could you help with this? Please let me know what steps I should take if there are any?

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Anthony

Felon in Colorado seeks Expungement


Hello Anthony,

I am not a legal professional and therefore not prepared to give legal advice but my understanding is that expungement is only available in Colorado for cases that have been dismissed.

If your conviction is more than ten years old, you may apply for a pardon. Unfortunately, pardons are rare.

Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs often require legal assistance. You may find low-cost legal help at your local legal aid office. You can find the office nearest you in you local phone directory.


I hope this helps.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Felon seeks job as a Nurse

Felon seeks job as a Nurse


Felon jobMy name is Elsie. I have never been to prison or the county jail. However, I face some of the same struggles. In May of 1999, I was foolish enough to allow myself to get in an altercation with a neighbor. You have no idea how many times I have wished I could erase those two minutes. That fight has made my life very difficult. I was convicted of a felony for a two minute fight with a neighbor. Now, I am having a very hard time finding a job.

I was a LPN then, and I still hold a license. However, I can not find a job.  When the employers see the felony for criminal trespass, I guess they think I'm
a criminal.  I have made some bad choices. No one made me attack that lady. What's sad is, most of the things I was accused of were lies.  I am not crying over the spilled milk. I'm just pleading for you help any way you can.

I am currently taking classes so I can pursue my RN.   I figured I had let that felony hinder me long enough. I am going after my dreams, BSN. Nevertheless, I sometimes fill a little discouraged. I have recently had to apply for welfare. I keep telling myself, " It's okay. Keep looking to the positive. Don't despair. Things will get better". But, the reality is some times I really want to cry. I am a nurse a heart. This is what I was meant to do. 16 years of providing care and I would love to continue. What's more, I like to earn my way. Welfare kicks rocks.

Please help. Do you have any advice?

P.S.

My recent struggle have made me take a very close look at myself. I needed some time to analyze and reflect. Wow. I have a completely different perspective life. I believe I have done a great deal of growth. I have over 1 1/2 years to reflect. My humility has increased, my insight has broadened, I feel a peace I haven't felt in quite some time. Now, if only I could loop this circle with employment, that would be great. So sorry for writing so much.

Plz
forgive. : )



Felon seeks job as a Nurse


Hello Elsie,

Sorry for you trouble. The good thing is that you still have your license and you conviction has nothing to do with your profession. As with many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs, you may have to approach the job search a little differently. First I suggest that you look into expungement or sealing of your record. That means that the conviction will only be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies. To get more information about expungement in your state, you should contact your local legal aid office. You may qualify for free legal assistance.

Your difficulty may be a result of these tough economic time rather than your conviction. Employers tend to be more picky when jobs are less plentiful. I would apply for every position you feel qualified for. Even a blind man will hit something if he throws enough rocks. The best place to find job leads is your local One-stop Career Center. Each state has a network of centers that have employment, education, and training services all in one place. There are counselors available that will assist in preparing your resume and provide employment leads for open jobs in your area. There are no fees or charges for these services. You can find the nearest location of the One Stop Career Center in your local Yellow Pages or on the web at

www.servicelocator.org

Felon seeks job as a Nurse
Lastly, I often suggest to ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs to consider working as a temporary employee as a way of getting a permanent job. Temporary agencies are a great way to quickly get back into the working world. Many employers use agencies to try out new employees before hiring them. There are temp agencies that specialize in health care professionals. Good workers are hard to find. If an employer sees that you are hard working, punctual and fit in well, he may offer the job permanently.

The key to applying for temporary employment for ex-offenders and felons is to apply at smaller independent agencies rather than large national companies. Small independent agencies have fewer hiring restrictions than larger national companies and are free to hire anyone they feel that can help them. You can get a list of these agencies in your local phone directory.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wife in Georgia wants to help husband get a job

Wife in Georgia wants to help husband get a job


ExpungementHello Mr Mayo,

I have been reading your blog and and suggestions in a desperate search to help my husband. He has felonies that are over ten years old and he still has a lot trouble finding a job. The last felony he got he was 19. He was a stupid teenager doing stupid things just like all of his other friends. His felonies are not violent or drug related, but that doesn't matter. I hate to say it but if you have any type of felony in the state of GA you are screwed. Your life might as well be over, unless of course you have loads of money at your disposal so that you can have them expunged, but that doesn't always work. Some employers still count them depending on what type of felony it is.

Felons are treated like garbage when comes to getting jobs. They want these people to pay for the crimes, but what lawmakers do not and will not accept is that they are perpetuating the crime problem in this country because there are not enough programs to help people that made a few mistakes in their lives and are trying to make right. It is so unfair. Their should be limitations on how far back employers can go on background checks. Also I think that if the felon was placed on parole or in a half way house for more than a year after their incarceration they should be evaluated and certified as to whether or not they are reformed. I think that it should be a program that the court system and the lawmakers work together on. There has to be some way to keep these people from having to resort back to crime. It is a burden that is placed on the family as well as the ex-offender. And someone needs to wake up and realize that people CAN change and that no one is perfect, and EVERYONE deserves a chance to have a good life and be able to provide and support for their family.

Frustrated Wife

Wife in Georgia wants to help husband get a job


Hello Wife,

I certainly can see that you are frustrated. You mentioned expungement and how it is an option only for those who can afford it. Expungement is a viable option for some ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs. Fortunately you may be able to get help. You may want to try the Georgia Justice Project.
The Georgia Justice Project (GJP) combines legal and social services. Staff attorneys and social workers develop long-term relationships with clients who must make a commitment to rehabilitation before being accepted as clients. GJP helps clients during incarceration and helps to facilitate release on parole supervision. Individuals with criminal records receive assistance transitioning from prison to society and may be employed in the landscaping business owned and operated by GJP. Drug testing is a component of the GJP program and, if necessary, clients are assisted in obtaining drug treatment. 

Contact:

Georgia Justice Project
438 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-827-0027
www.gjp.org


If the GJP is not near you, perhaps they can provide information about free or nearly free legal services in your area. They may be also able to identify other resources and services near you that assist ex-offenders and felons in getting jobs.

I hope this helps.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Centralized expungement process?

Centralized expungement process?


Centralized expungement process?
Hello,

Is there a central agency that handles all expungements?

There is no such thing as a centralized expungement process. The expungement process varies from state to state. Some states favor expungement of felonies, some felonies and misdemeanors, some only misdemeanors and some do not offer expungement at all.

There is a misconception about expungement. Too many people believe that sealing or expungementof records will erase their criminal records. In most cases and in most states, what in effect means is that their convictions will be invisible to the public. They will always be visible to law enforcement, the court system and government agencies.


Centralized expungement process?
Many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs seek legal counsel before the can start an effective job search just to see how their records will impact their ability to get jobs. I suggest contacting your local legal aid office to see just how viable an option expungement is for you. I also suggest you get an accurate copy of your record so you will know exactly what you are dealing with. You can get the most accurate record from the FBI

Individuals can obtain a copy of their national criminal history record from the FBI by submitting a request to the address below. In order to receive a copy of your FBI record for personal, employment, or international work requirements the FBI requires the following:


1) A signed written request with a brief explanation for the request and your complete return mailing address.


2) Each request must contain two completed applicant fingerprint cards with all of the applicant's personal information (name, date of birth, place of birth, etc.) and a current set of 10 rolled fingerprints and eight flat finger impressions. Fingerprints and impressions must be taken by a local law enforcement agency.


3) An $18.00 fee in U.S. currency by certified check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. This information is provided in compliance with the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.


FBI

CJIS Division
ATTN: SCU, MOD.D-2
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26303

For more information, you may contact the FBI at 304-625-3878


I hope this helps.


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Monday, August 4, 2014

Felon with federal conviction needs employment

Felon with federal conviction needs employment


Felon
I was sent the following link http://www.howfelonscangetjobs.com/, so this is how I got your email address. I have a federal felony for marijuana from 2001. I am finding it really hard to get a job. I have had a few since I was convicted and served my time ten years ago. With the economy being what it is I was laid off from a steel company 12/08. I have had once job since and that didn't work out. So here I am once again looking for a job. My unemployment is almost expired and I'm finding it very difficult to find companies who don't do background checks. I don't think I can have this taken off my record due to it being federal. If you have any suggestions or help to offer please do so. I love office work and it's what I'm good at. I recently went to dental assisting school and graduated only to find out it isn't for me, so now the $10,000.00 I borrowed for school will be coming due soon.

I'm really frustrated...I understand I made a mistake back in 1998 and did my time and probation and I still have a black cloud over my head.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Thank you


~Kat~

Felon with federal conviction needs employment



Hello Kat,

Felon with federal conviction needs employment
You are correct you have little or no chance of having this conviction removed. Expungement is not an option for federal convictions. As I mentioned in a previous post, often I suggest to ex-offenders and felons looking for employment is to apply at smaller independent temporary employment agencies. Often companies end up hiring their temporary help. Independent agencies don't have to deal with restrictions larger agencies may have placed on them by their parent companies as they relate to hiring ex-offenders and felons. They are free to hire anyone they choose. You can find listing in your local telephone directory and apply as you would any other job.

I also suggest that you apply for jobs using your resume and a well written cover letter. Often when you apply for jobs this way, your record may never come up.

I hope this helps

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Felons, jobs and Deferred Adjudication

Felons, jobs and Deferred Adjudication

 

Felons, jobs and Deferred Adjudication  Please help! I found your blog online.

I'm currently serving 5yrs of probation for deferred adjudication (for felony case). I feel that I should contact the attorney that handled my case - because I recall my attorney saying that I either pay off my debt and be done with everything or pay while serving the whole 5 yrs of probation. I am still having a hard time finding a job. The majority of my work experience is in an office environment, with that in mind - no one will hire me! I have had tons of interviews, and I've been let down. I have some production/warehouse experience, but that's still not helping. I was told by my PO that I have the right to choose "No" when it comes to the question on any application asking "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" And, I choose "Yes" when it asks me "Have you ever been convicted and/or deferred adjudication." My background check comes up showing my felony. I'm still serving this probation until 2014, and my PO told me I have to wait until 2014 to try to remove this thing off my record. Now there was an increase in my probation fees from the original judgement. I could barely afford it much less paying more. I'm still not working. I moved back to Texas recently and started working for a small business (attorney's office) that didn't do background checks. So, I was with that office shortly while looking for another job, and then I had an excellent opportunity through an agency that paid more money, and I was guaranteed the pay rate increase and filled out the paperwork and I went through the interview. Everything went through and I was chosen for the position. And, the day I was going to start was the same day I received a call that my background disqualifies me from the job offer. I have not been convicted of any offense. I have already been to the Texas Workforce Center, and applied through them. Had more interviews, and continued to be rejected for numerous positions that I would qualify for - but it's the background check that hurts my job search. Please advise!
Felons, jobs and Deferred Adjudication

Thank you,

Bess



Felons, jobs and Deferred Adjudication



Hello Bess,

For those unfamiliar with Deferred Adjudication, in most cases, adjudication is withheld pending some other action, usually successful completion of the terms ( usually a fine and probation,) dismisses the case. If you successfully complete the terms, in most cases the charges are dismissed. When you complete the terms you will be given a document declaring the charges dismissed. In your case, the probation period is five years and that may present a problem until probation is complete. This will appear on background checks as a pending charge that sometimes will turn an employer off.

Felons jobs
As I often suggest to ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs to consider working as a temporary employee as a way of getting a permanent job. Temporary agencies are a great way to quickly get back into the working world. Many employers use agencies to try out new employees before hiring them. Good workers are hard to find. If an employer sees that you are hard working, punctual and fit in well, he may offer the job permanently.

The key to applying for temporary jobs for ex-offenders and felons is to apply at smaller independent agencies rather than large national companies. Small independent agencies have fewer hiring restrictions than larger national companies and are free to hire anyone they feel that can help them. You can get a list of these agencies in your local phone directory.

Once your probation is finished I suggest that you apply for expungement. This may help when it comes to background checks. Since expungement is a legal process, I strongly urge you to get professional assistance.

I hope this helps.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Can felons with Withheld Adjudication get jobs?

Can felons with Withheld Adjudication get jobs?

 

Can felons with Withheld Adjudication get jobs?
Hi,

I am 26 years old and have never been arrested and I am currently in college pursuing a diploma in Allied Health and I was arrested in October for a felony under the wrong title of Unemployment Compensation Fraud even though I tried to explain that I never received any unemployment and showed letter stated the same stating ineligible it didn't matter. So when I went to court I was unable to afford a lawyer and had to settle for a public offender explained that the case was in reference to public assistance which I agreed to make payments because of a simple mistake of reporting a beginning date of employment. I was back and forth with communication with DCF explaining to them that I was no longer employed and a full time student but DCF reported not receiving payments and I was arrested. At court the defender told me State Attorney wanted to make a deal that I have no conviction, plead guilty but be withheld, pay restitution, and no parole and that it would not be on my record but I found out the hard way that it was because of my apartment complex that charge is showing as a FELONY..so my question is will I still be able to obtain employment even though I wasn't convicted but arrested because employers will only see FELONY.


Can felons with Withheld Adjudication get jobs?



Hello,

Can felons with Withheld Adjudication get jobs?
I'm not an attorney but it sounds like you have what is known as a Withheld Adjudication. In that case you may have to find out exactly what the conditions are. In most instances, once the conditions are met (typically a fine and probation,) the charges are dismissed. They will however appear on background checks as charges but not convictions. Anybody doing a background check (other than law enforcement,the court system, and government agencies) will only see the charges. Typically employers are only concerned with convictions and not charges. To be absolutely sure, contact the prosecutor associated with your case.

If you are still concerned with the charge, you may look into expungement. Many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs seek legal assistance. I suggest contacting your local legal aid office to see if expungement is an option for you.

I hope this helps.

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