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    Asked Jan 24, 2008, 11:23 AM 11 Answers
    In 1994 I was arested for receiving a stolen shotgun that I was going to use for hunting. I was charged with stolen property. This is now 15 years old and of course is still on my record. When I fill out applications for city jobs etc and they ask if I have a felony. I know I need to answer honestly and I do. Im asuming the employer sees the dredded word Felon and moves to the next application. How does this affect me? I think the politicians need to create a new bill for us to get better employment. I feel my chances for success are gone! If you have any suggestions or ideas please be considerate to reply! Thank You..

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    Jan 24, 2008, 12:39 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by i8uwithalime
    In 1994 I was arested for receiving a stolen shotgun that I was going to use for hunting. I was charged with stolen property. This is now 15 years old and of course is still on my record. When I fill out applications for city jobs ect and they ask if I have a felony. How does this affect me? I feel my chances for success are gone!

    Well, if they ask if you have a felony conviction, yes, you do and then the employer has to decide where to take it from there.
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    Jan 24, 2008, 05:34 PM


    You can check out having your charge explunged, have an attorney file this in the court where the crime occurred
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    Jan 24, 2008, 06:04 PM
    Chucks Advise Is Much Better Then I Gave Do That!!
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    Jan 24, 2008, 07:40 PM
    Check no. I have a conviction and the HR people tell me anything after 7 years is fine
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    Jan 24, 2008, 07:48 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by i8uwithalime
    In 1994 I was arested for receiving a stolen shotgun that I was going to use for hunting. I was charged with stolen property. This is now 15 years old and of course is still on my record. When I fill out applications for city jobs ect and they ask if I have a felony. I know I need to answer honestly and I do. Im asuming the employer sees the dredded word Felon and moves to the next application. How does this affect me? I think the politicians need to create a new bill for us to get better employment. I feel my chances for success are gone! If you have any suggestions or ideas please be considerate to reply! Thank You..
    Pay for a lawyer to motion to have your record expunged
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    Jan 24, 2008, 09:17 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by fde
    Do not fill in yes you are a felon. Take you chances man. What do you have to lose. If they look it up you don't get the job. If you put it down then you don't get the job. If they don't look into it then you have the job. If they look into it and they ask you about it say that you thought your record cleared after five years, It was something stolen and you did not know it was stolen. 15 years ago bada bing bada boom you got the job.
    Thank You! I guess it can be that easy if I want it to be. I like your response. I just didn't want to get settled in and then loose it all again for lying. But, I'm going to think on this one!
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    Jan 24, 2008, 09:20 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by onyx410
    Check no. I have a conviction and the HR people tell me anything after 7 years is fine
    Cool yea, I figured the same thing. Even though it will still show on my record it should be acceptable. Thanks!
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    Jan 25, 2008, 03:56 AM


    Hello I:

    That is HIS company. Not all companies are the same.

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    Jan 25, 2008, 07:44 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by excon
    Hello i:

    That is HIS company. Not all companies are the same.

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    And I'm sure most state, county employment would be the first to check too as they would have easier access to my records.
    Thanks Excon!
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