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FELONY MOMMIE in Bradenton, Florida

40 months ago

ovastandit713 in Houston, Texas said: Lisataylor in Dayton, Ohio said: You stupid criminals. I wouldn't hire you, you should be in the homeless shelter... thief and criminal!<------------------------not a suprise!!! maybe ur life is better.. i doubt it tho.husband left,etc...i understand.

LOL...STUPID CRIMINALS...REALLY...YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON YOUR ANNUNCIATION AND PUNCTUATION BEFORE YOU GO CASTING STONES...WE ALL MAKE BAD CHOICES, SOME JUST GET CAUGHT...BET YOU ARE A LONELY, SAD INDIVIDUAL....GOD BLESS YOUR NASTY ATTITUDE...

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BETTY in Alexandria, Virginia

40 months ago

HELLO .I had feloney Arson charge and the court dropped to mistiminor.M CONVICTED MISTIMINOR.I have convicted mistimoner damage property charge.I have cna certificate and want try get bording exam.and I can't find a job.want continue nursing class.does any one addvice me.
I LIVE IN VERGINIA.

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Belzorg in Gloucester, Virginia

40 months ago

Puleez lern tew spayull furst n' thayun yew kin git 'er dun more gooder, yew liv in Verginiar tew?

Please learn to spell first, then apply yourself as best you can.

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dw in Lawrenceville, Georgia

40 months ago

pretty-angel in Orlando, Florida said: I caught a felony case 9 years ago and was a theft case. I want to go to school for Medical Assistant or CNA is it possible for someone with a felony in Florida to work in the medical feild? Can i get it exspunged?

You can go in front of the board of appeals and state your case if you have stayed out of trouble they may expunged. Which would be good because I have been still am a manager in a doctors office and the two worse offense you can have is theft this mean they can not trust you around money. If anything goes missing you will be the first they look at. Secondly, drug because many offices carry hard medication for minor surgery or even a drug rehab type setting they want to know that you will not go inot their cabinets stealing. So keep your nose clean show them that you have learn from your mistake and you want a fresh start. For every no you get there will come a yes.

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dw in Lawrenceville, Georgia

40 months ago

Bink in Covington, Georgia said: I have a felon and and domestic violence case, but I was the one being abuse. I moved from Ohio because they will put both the one being abused and abuser in lock-up. I just moved in Georgia to make a new start. The person I living with is getting frustrated because I can't find work. She is doing me a favor but she has children to care for and tell me she cannot/choose not to care for a 41 year old man. How can I get a job to help her and get back on my feet to move into my own place?

Where have you been looking try the department of labor also try the agency they are hiring you are in a busy area of Atlanta but you have to push yourself it will not be easy but you have to really try. The job will not come to you it's not like before mon-fri you need to be active everyday you can't just fill out one application or a few many.

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dw in Lawrenceville, Georgia

40 months ago

B. witaker in Tacoma, Washington said: I was convicted of a violent felony in Washington it is such a bad felony it sounds WAY worse then what really happened. About 3 years ago i ACCIDENTLY dropped my son and he was permanatly injured, he fell pretty hard, I thought he was fine because he was breathing fine, but he wasnt fine he was hemorraging in his head and because of that I got sentenced to 2 years in prison for an assault on a child which is false. It was so totaly an accident, I now have full custody of my son and have another son as well and i take care of them both....im a good person and i am trying to get into the medical field i just need a second chance to prove myself as an MA I am almost done with Ma school.....I am and maintain to have a 4.0 GPA I am currently an Ambassador at Everst college with exceptional soft skills,and attendence...DOES ANYONE THINK THAT IF I REALLY GOT A CHANCE TO EXPLAIN MY SITUATION IT WOULD STILL BE POSSIBLE TO BECOME CERTIFIED. THANK YOU TO WHOEVER IS LISTENING I REALLY NEED SOME FEED BACK..

Am going to be honest it sounds exactly what it is as a manager and a mother myself it shows lack of judgement and taken action. You said it the baby fell hard why would you think the baby would be fine it's a baby their bones are still growing your job as a mother was to take him/her to the hospital it would have been the safe and right thing to do manager will look at that as to how you would act in a patients case.

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felony mommy in Bradenton, Florida

40 months ago

Try barbacking or bouncing...lived in atl for many years and nude and 24 hr bars are great money till u find what u want to do...good luck

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JESSICA in Dallas, Texas

38 months ago

I PICKED UP 2 FELONIES BACK IN 96 I JUST GRADUATED IN MAY AS A MEDICAL ASSISTANT BUT FEEL I WASTED MY TIME AND MONEY.I LIVE IN TEXAS HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN EXPUNGE IT...I JUST WANT TO BETTER MYSELF FOR MY KIDS...

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Anthonywatts27@yahoo.com in Michigan City, Indiana

38 months ago

sorty doo wop in Cleveland, Ohio said: I graduated from school to become a medical assistant but i caught a felony case it not a violent or drug case but a theft case i dont know what to do what kind of career would i be able to work with a felony hanging over my head please help

I live in Indiana. I have a class b felony form 10 years ago. Since then I've been in no trouble other than traffic tickets. Will it hinder me in the medical assisting feild?

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Anthonywatts27@yahoo.com in Michigan City, Indiana

38 months ago

Anthonywatts27@yahoo.com in Michigan City, Indiana said: I live in Indiana. I have a class b felony form 10 years ago. Since then I've been in no trouble other than traffic tickets. Will it hinder me in the medical assisting feild?

It was a dealing in coccaine charge.

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RMA in Kissimmee, Florida

38 months ago

benet in Immokalee, Florida said: if you have a felony you will not be able to work at all in florida.. I have one and catching hell here in fla.

That is not true, I have a felony its been 11 years since I got convicted and I have had jobs, I was also able to get my Rma license. Do not give up you will find something.

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black11 in Charlotte, North Carolina

38 months ago

I was convicted of a DWI in December 2010 and I received my CNA license May 2011 and I am attending school and I graduate June 2012 with an Associate Degree in Medical Assiatant, I would like to know if I will be able to find a job. I have been trying to find a job as a CNA but have not been successful. Can someone help me out

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Matt, NCMA in Bountiful, Utah

38 months ago

black11 in Charlotte, North Carolina said: I was convicted of a DWI in December 2010 and I received my CNA license May 2011 and I am attending school and I graduate June 2012 with an Associate Degree in Medical Assiatant, I would like to know if I will be able to find a job. I have been trying to find a job as a CNA but have not been successful. Can someone help me out

Hi there, I have a question for you. How has this changed you, and how will you use this experience in your future? Do you still use alcohol? Sometimes people learn from their mistakes, and others don't!!! Which part does this play in your life right now.

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Jingalls in Arlington, Texas

37 months ago

I have 2 felonys, I have been good not even a ticket but I cant get a job why because I had to take care of my self since I was 14, icouldnt get a job,people turned up their noses at me,i ate outta the trash. No church,government, or shelter helped me. Instead I was raped & beaten. I stole to get by when I was caught juvi turned me lose W/out a parent to pickme up. The last time I did time I got out old anough to work but guess what no one will hire me. You judgemental people,stop & wonder sometimes. I agree some people arnt worth it but maybe if you took a look at how long its been since their last mess up you would see some learn. Do not judge,for the same hateful amount you use on your fellow man is the same amount the good Lord use's for you.

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Matt, NCMA in Bountiful, Utah

37 months ago

Jingalls in Arlington, Texas said: I have 2 felonys, I have been good not even a ticket but I cant get a job why because I had to take care of my self since I was 14, icouldnt get a job,people turned up their noses at me,i ate outta the trash. No church,government, or shelter helped me. Instead I was raped & beaten. I stole to get by when I was caught juvi turned me lose W/out a parent to pickme up. The last time I did time I got out old anough to work but guess what no one will hire me. You judgemental people,stop & wonder sometimes. I agree some people arnt worth it but maybe if you took a look at how long its been since their last mess up you would see some learn. Do not judge,for the same hateful amount you use on your fellow man is the same amount the good Lord use's for you.

Hi there, I'm not juding you. I feel your pain.

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Hammer in Columbus, Ohio

37 months ago

JJJONES in Fort Wayne, Indiana said: IF I HAVE A GUN CHARGE A MISDEANOR CAN I STILL WORK IN A NURSING HOME IN THE STATE OF INDIANA

If you are interested in a job try checking into your legal aid service, this is free and make sure if you do get an appointment take all the information concerning your case with you. They should be able to give you the answer your looking for.

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joebless1966 in Bronx, New York

37 months ago

I have a NYS and Federal felony conviction that accorded back in 1999. I was released in April 2007. In April 2012, I will make 5 years crime free. Since my release I have obtained a NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene Food Protection certification, an OSHA certification in "construction and health," a fire guard certification in fire safety, and a Class A CDL. While currently on medical leave from my employment, I would like to take advantage of a 13 week EMT training available through an "Equal Opportunity Center (EOCs). To help with my eligibility for enrollment, I will first apply to the NYS Certificate Review Unit, in Albany, which issues a "certificate of good conduct," which helps to restore my civil rights if my application is approved. The EOC helps their graduates get placement in the FDNY. I recent read that in accordance with the regulations of Part 800 of the NYS Dept. of Health Code (10NYCRR800) anyone convicted of a misdemeanor or felony must submit a request to the NYS Dept. of Health's Emergency Medical Service Bureau to have their criminal history reviewed, and if accepted by the NYS Dept. of Health's Emergency Medical Service Bureau, they can then provide the individual with a clearance letter of their approval. Is there anything else I can do that anyone can advise me on that can help me achieve my goal to become an EMT? There really should be some NYS or Federal legislation that allows felony convictions over 10 years to be expunged, once an individual can demonstrate a strong effort of rehabilitation from crime. And anyone else effected by their criminal history should look to support any political candidate that's campaigning for the full restoration of our "civil rights."

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Hammer in Columbus, Ohio

37 months ago

I have done as much as u have if not more. You and i are in a boat that the public eye sees as a sinking one that no one will help to keep afloat. I have remained to be an excellent role model for all around me. I have also completed college with an associate's degree with a medical business clinical specialist title! I was the Student Senate President of the college, gave a speech at graduation, and maintained a 3.50 G.P.A.! Until laws are changed to a more reasonable "released" from control status, it will never be very good for people like us. We are going to be the ones to make changes, not regular people who have not fallen and had to get back up on their own. Most companies in today's society have a black eye on this type of stuff, if you have done the very best possible, and raised above it all to better yourself this is the thanks our society gives us in return. No it is not true it takes tons of good to out weigh a tiny bit of bad, and even then it is still ridiculed. The person who told you to mow lawns and rise above it all? What kind of crap is that, let people like that mow the lawns. I have an education to utilize, it may take awhile but keep doing what you are. keep applying someone will give you and interview, this is where you can sale yourself, let them know how hard it is to get a job, and how we have to maintain a 110% work ethic, where as anyone without our black cloud can just leave and obtain another job at ease. Any further help let me know ok

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Hammer in Columbus, Ohio

37 months ago

There are times when people who are down on their luck really do not need to hear your type of comments! This person is doing everything to make a life that they deserve, and improving themselves is the right steps, with further education and positive courses that are helping them to live in society. I really do not believe that you have ever been in a real difficult situation that can take away your ability to get a job. You made statements that showed that by telling a "person in that situation to mow lawns". Please remain more helpful to another if you can't give better advise than what you did, don't comment at all.

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Hammer in Columbus, Ohio

37 months ago

Matt in Layton. in Salt Lake City, Utah said: Hi there, If you don't mind asking what was your crime? Because whatever type crime it was can effect you working as a Medical Assistant or not. It also depends what state you live in as well.

This is common knowledge Matt, most who have felonies already know this, so try to be a little bit more considerate and think before you speak.

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Hammer in Columbus, Ohio

37 months ago

dw in Lawrenceville, Georgia said: Am going to be honest it sounds exactly what it is as a manager and a mother myself it shows lack of judgement and taken action. You said it the baby fell hard why would you think the baby would be fine it's a baby their bones are still growing your job as a mother was to take him/her to the hospital it would have been the safe and right thing to do manager will look at that as to how you would act in a patients case.

yeah, thanks for the positive advice, really helpful, u should know that this person is not asking for that kind of help "dummie"

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Hopeless in Meadville, Pennsylvania

37 months ago

7 yrs ago I was Charged w/ Forgery- Uttering & Grnd Thft. I was young and dumb! I recently got my GED after 12 yrs out of school, and I want to get some kind of Degree. Every College Ive looked up says "NO FELONIES". Well what the hell am I supposed to do, be a loser for the rest of my life because of 1 stupid mistake. If anyone has any suggestions please leave em.

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Vincent.L in Antioch, California

37 months ago

Hello Everyone ;
I'm Vincent L. 19yrs old, I committed a crime in 09" at 17yrs old didn't get convicted until last year 10" 18yrs old . I only did 26 days in county jail. I'm currently on ankle monitor for 5 months, and have "3yrs" of probation to complete in order to get my "STRIKE" lowered to a misdemeanor. My crime was petty "theft"/ partied to the crime. I take full responsibility for what I done.

I "didn't" pass high school, I'am at the moment of getting my 'GED'. I have big dreams as does everyone. I'm really interested in the "MEDICAL FIELD" such as; radiologist, natural science, and other careers.

Even though I didn't like High School. I came to my senses and obviously realized I need a great education in order to live my life as a free man and make the money my family has never been able to make. Just by accomplishing my goals will show my family that, no matter how deep you are in the hole there is always a way to climb out and my education will be that very latter helping me get out of the hole I'm in.

"Now my Question"
Will it be possible for me to score a job in the medical field?
Is it worth going to school in the med field even though i have a strike until 2014?

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Frankensense in Warwick, Rhode Island

37 months ago

Hammer in Columbus, Ohio said: This is common knowledge Matt, most who have felonies already know this, so try to be a little bit more considerate and think before you speak.

Not everyone who hasn't committed a crime knows this type of knowledge. The original poster was just trying to be nice and help you in a way that they could. Maybe what you should check is your negative attitude - employers might be willing to work with a person with a felony in their background, but none are willing to deal with someone with a bad attitude.

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Vincent.L in Antioch, California

37 months ago

me in Japan said: It is real simple, don't commit crimes.

no body is perfect and if committing a crime teaches young adults that that is not the path you want to go so be it.

but I agree with you to the max after learning the hard way

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Vincent.L in Antioch, California

37 months ago

Frankensense in Warwick, Rhode Island said: Not everyone who hasn't committed a crime knows this type of knowledge. The original poster was just trying to be nice and help you in a way that they could. Maybe what you should check is your negative attitude - employers might be willing to work with a person with a felony in their background, but none are willing to deal with someone with a bad attitude.[/QUOT

True

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ssabmuD in Vero Beach, Florida

37 months ago

I had a brief (5 months) substance abuse problem 5 years ago without an arrest or conviction. Children and family services was involved and I did complete my case plan.

Will that hinder my pursuit of a career in the medical field as an RN, Physician's Assistant, or Doctor?

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ssabmuD in Vero Beach, Florida

37 months ago

me in Japan said: It is real simple, don't commit crimes.

Sometimes: "Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment."

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Hammer in Columbus, Ohio

37 months ago

This response is to "me in Japan" easy enough for you to say, things happen that are not always another's responsibility and ends up in a situation that make people like you say "Don't commit a crime". Your obviously very gullible and not very long into the world. May your life's experiences be all good ones and may you never stumble and fall and have guilt put upon u, like I know quite a few others have been. But remember, not everyone who is or has a felony is always guilty of that...!!!

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Mik in Phoenix, Arizona

36 months ago

ssabmuD in Vero Beach, Florida said: I had a brief (5 months) substance abuse problem 5 years ago without an arrest or conviction. Children and family services was involved and I did complete my case plan.

Will that hinder my pursuit of a career in the medical field as an RN, Physician's Assistant, or Doctor?

Hello,

Your substance abuse issue should not be a hindrance in you entering the programs. First, since there was no arrest and no conviction how would they know unless you tell them? However, I do hope your substance abuse issue is in check because once you're in the field you will have access to medications and
can write yourself scripts if you're a PA, Doc, or NP. I know for Pharmacy school in AZ it states that denial for Pharm school is a drug conviction...for
obvious reasons.

I wish you well.

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hospell in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

36 months ago

Has anyone tried the Governor's Pardon?
It has been 8 and a half years since felony III conviction and I am now in the process of completing a Governor's Pardon. The application has been sent out and I received a letter that they have received it as well, and that this was a "lengthly process" I am kind of nervous because I will have to do an internship as a medical assistant in January and am concerned that this process will not have ended by that time. Does anyone have any experience with such things.
----Worried.

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Genny in El Paso, Texas

36 months ago

I have real a lot of everyones' comments and as a convicted felon of identity theft - against ex-husband - convicted 2007 - no jail just probation I know LIFE SUCKS. At the time I was a licensed and Nationally Registered EMT/FF. The it (as I call it) was committed way prior to me even going to school for EMT and joining the FD. I went to school to turn my life around. But that came to a crashing end. I lost 2 jobs on with a private company as an EMT and one with a FD. I knew I deserved the punishment no argument there. But what is total crap is that after I served my time paid my restitution it has not ended. I moved across the country to get away from basically the "public stoning" from the former "friends". I now live in TX. I had renewed my license etc prior to leaving my home state, MI. MONTHS later I got a notice that they want to yank my license NOW after all this time, that I am not safe. I am up for a Governors pardon and also I had sent the board letters from the victim in my defense!! Did that matter NO. Their reason was that it was NOT LONG ENOUGH!!! Mind you prior to me loosing my mind and getting a Felony I had NEVER been in trouble - ever. Ya I know mrs. prude - no but just didn't break the law. Now tomorrow morning I have to convince YET ANOTHER JUDGE that I am not some nut that I can perform my duties as an EMT and not have it suspended for 10 YEARS yes longer than I was sentenced from the STATE OF MICHIGAN!!!! I will be 51 then and my career will be done. So no JJJones if you have a gun charge I would highly doubt working in a nursing home although they are VERY laxed. Also look up the penal codes in your area for medical persons and it will tell you what they will allow. ANY DRUG/ABUSE/DUI ETC AND YOU ARE DONE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD. Calvin even though you told the truth about your conviction about having a Felony does not mean the HR person passed it on - I was a Director for 13 years and know that not all got passed to me... sorry

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Genny in El Paso, Texas

36 months ago

hospell in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania said: Has anyone tried the Governor's Pardon?
It has been 8 and a half years since felony III conviction and I am now in the process of completing a Governor's Pardon. The application has been sent out and I received a letter that they have received it as well, and that this was a "lengthly process" I am kind of nervous because I will have to do an internship as a medical assistant in January and am concerned that this process will not have ended by that time. Does anyone have any experience with such things.
----Worried.

Been there done that. It depends on what your felony was for and what you have done since. Did you send character witnesses statements (notarized) Did you show how you have changed your life? Where you see your life is going to be in 5, 10 etc years. I was told by Michigan that pardons are done in May but it depends on each state. How long ago did you send it in? You can call them and ask them. When I called they were very nice. The biggest thing I was told by the Gov. lead counsel was that length of time after the conviction and what you have done with your life since.
Hope this was helpful. Best of luck.

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me in Japan

36 months ago

To "Hammer in Columbus, Ohio", there is a huge difference between stumbling and falling compared to committing a felony crime. A felony crime inflicts pain onto others or has the potential to inflict pain onto others. I'm not down with that. You have made assumptions about me in your post (I'm gullible and not very long into the world), so feel free to continue making assumptions. I don't mind at all. You can sit there and defend all felons all you want, but I will continue in believing that adults are responsible for their actions.

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Genny in El Paso, Texas

36 months ago

You arrogant jerk. I have NEVEr since my conviction said I was not responsible for my actions which is why I pled guilty. I KNEW I DID WRONG. But what is bs is that we are CONTINUED to be treated like garbage for the rest of your lives. Let's put your life under a microscope and I am sure it is not so perfect. I did my time paid restitution (by time I mean probation) and yet I have arrogant people like you judging me. I ALREADY HAD THAT AND HER NAME WAS JUDGE CHABOT AND SHE WAS WELL MORE QUALIFIED THAN YOU.
Have a nice day.-0

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Hammer in Columbus, Ohio

36 months ago

To: "Me in Japan"
If you are in Japan, this is the United States of America, please understand that I to believe people, "Adults" as you call them should be held responsible for their actions.
But as you should know, mistakes could happen, but the evidence if presented appropriately is very vital in any case. Even the simple ones! All I was trying to say is, don't assume too much, if u have never been accidently or self caused, put through these types of situations. Most of the public is stereotypical when it comes to someone or something they know absolutely nothing about or fear. The first human response towards these kinds of situations is "ATTACK", or the fight or flight response. Just some food for thought "Me in Japan" Examples: Kasey Anthony, OJ Simpson...Hint, Hint

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Frankensense in Warwick, Rhode Island

36 months ago

Genny in El Paso, Texas said: You arrogant jerk. I have NEVEr since my conviction said I was not responsible for my actions which is why I pled guilty. I KNEW I DID WRONG. But what is bs is that we are CONTINUED to be treated like garbage for the rest of your lives. Let's put your life under a microscope and I am sure it is not so perfect. I did my time paid restitution (by time I mean probation) and yet I have arrogant people like you judging me. I ALREADY HAD THAT AND HER NAME WAS JUDGE CHABOT AND SHE WAS WELL MORE QUALIFIED THAN YOU.
Have a nice day.-0

I get where you are coming from. I do. It must be frustrating to make amends and come back into the world only to have issues getting work. But, this is a touchy subject for a lot of people. But I'm a victim of a violent crime as well so I get what the person in Japan is saying. When I was made a victim..I never asked for it. I was just walking to my apartment after class and had someone shove a gun in my face. My freedom was compromised, and I still don't feel safe walking around by myself as a result (along with a host of other nervous ticks and issues). That was taken from me and that is something I can never get back. My life was changed because of something that I didn't get to CHOSE. I had no say in it. And that makes me so mad sometimes.

We're not judging you. It is just..when a crime is committed there are consequences for everyone involved. Everyone. I don't begrudge you your anger...so don't begrudge other people theirs. We're all human and we all have our own tipping points. Reading some of the responses to the person in Japan..that was my tipping point. The other poster was just defending him or herself and was bringing in their own opinion. You're allowed to have yours and they theirs. Why not focus on trying to find a solution to the job problem you're in instead of picking at the stupid crap people say. You can learn to ignore it.

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Hammer in Columbus, Ohio

36 months ago

I give you empathy Ginny and do understand how frustrating it can be to have to constantly go through the "stereotypical" attitudes of the public. You who stated too Ginny "Just ignore it" is kinda unbelieveable, especially when u have been a "victim of a crime"! It is in my own experience, having to face this stereotypical attitude is just as tough as being a "victim of a crime" people treat you like the plague, they look down upon u, and they never give u a chance. Is this what America has become? The word rehabilitation is "FLASE". I hope the public can get through alot of personal vendetta's, mentally, physically, visually, etc...! The psychologist tells victims to try and forget what had been done to them, but as pertaining to the psychological way, a person who has committed a crime and does everything right to make an existence for themselves is told and forced to not forget in "programs, that are supposed to help an offender to get better, and on the road to rehabilitation." The system is a joke, and I am sorry that you had to be a victim of a crime that has caused u emotional distress and changed your life. But I believe that by your attitude and Ginny's there will never be any change made in reference to either side.

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Frankensense in Warwick, Rhode Island

36 months ago

@ Hammer - thats the thing though. You have freedom in America up until the point where you steal it from another human being. You always had a choice in the matter. Regardless of the reasons behind the crime committed (excepting people who are falsely imprisoned, of course) there is always, always a choice. The victims don't get that lovely freedom. I would have left people behind who depended on me if they had decided to go ahead and shoot me like they said they would. There are a million repercussions to this kind of negative choice.

I get hard times. I have type one diabetes and have on a few occasions had to make a decision between food or medicine. Things have been rough, but I never chose to steal or take from another person to make ends meet. I found alternatives and let me tell you there are nearly ALWAYS alternatives. Thus, I tend to have little sympathy for people who chose to commit a crime (and again, those who are wrongfully charged and who are forced against their will are exceptions to this). I get that the people have owned up to their mistakes, but that doesn't mean that they get to go back to a life before crime. Thats the point, that's the punishment. It sucks, but so does what the victim goes through. Everyone gets to suffer. Lovely, yeah?

And yeah, I get being told to forget about it. I was told to forget about the crime and I'm told every day that I caused my disease. I get told that I'm going to die any day now from people who have no knowledge of my personal medical background. I am told by the government that as a woman my reproductive rights are something that they should have a say in. I GET it. If I can learn to work with what I have and focus on the positive and ignore the idiots...then hey, guess what? So can people who commit crimes. Find a way to make it work.

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Elisa in Dallas, Texas

36 months ago

i got caught stealing and i have to pay a fine. im going to pay it no matter what. im worried that i wont be able to get a medical assistant job sence im in school for that...help i need to know if i can still get a job as a medical assistant....

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crystal in Danville, Virginia

36 months ago

Discouraged in Dallas, Texas said: I just started at Brookhaven College. I want to get my nursing degree (RN). I have two kids and just got married. I have turned my life around.I made some stupid mistakes in my life and boy am I paying for it now. I got a felony possession charge back in '98. I got the charge deffered adjudicated. Then went back to court 2 years ago and got an order for non-disclosure. (This happened over 13 years ago. I have not been in trouble since. )Non-disclosure is not the same as expunged. Police enforcement may see my charge if I were to ever get in trouble again. I don't have to say I was convicted, but the BON says you have to tell about anything that might be on your record. And no felonies are allowed in the program. It cannot be considered for jobs, places to live and such. But that doesn't mean that they won't.

I am so confused. I have been searching the internet for any answers. But am still just as confused as to wether or not it is even worth trying. Wasting my time, energy and money.

Am I wasting my time? I want to do something with my life. I want my kids to be proud of me and I need a solid career that will help me provide my family with the best support I can give them. I just feel like I will never be able to have a decent life, I won't be able to get a job even if I do get into the program. This is awful. I am so discouraged and scared.

Taking my life head on and working hard, being motivated is not an issue. I just wish they were more clear about this. Does anyone know or have been through this process? I keep looking and just need some real advice about someone who has been in my position. Have you been through this? How does it work and is it worth me staying in school?

Hi,As long as u where ordered the "non-disclosure" by the court,U DONT HAVE TO DISCLOSE THE INFO TO ANYONE AT ALL,ONLY diff. btwen this n expunged rec.:if u get n2 trouble the judge/law can still use ur past agnst u

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beth in Burlington, Iowa

35 months ago

BOBBY CRAWFORD in Orlando, Florida said: I JUST ENROLLED INTO EVEREST UNIVERSITY..MAJORING MEDICAL ASSISTANT.
I'M WANTING TO BE AN EMT. I WENT TO PRISON IN 99 AND HAVENT BEEN IN ANY TROUBLE SINCE THEN. FLORIDA ONLY GOES BACK 7 YEARS, BUT ONCE I GRADUATE, WHEN I APPLY FOR A JOB WILL THEY ALSO ONLY GO BACK 7 YEARS? I WAS TOLD THEY DONT LIMIT THE EXTENT OF YOUR FELONIES. IF YOU HAVE ONE ITS A NO HIRE STATUS. IF THIS IS TRUE, I'M WASTING MY TIME GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. PLEASE HELP ME IN THIS DECISION.

I attended Everest and graduated with a degree in criminal investigation. I was told upon admission that having a conviction of a misdemeanor on my record should not hinder my chances of obtaining employment in a related field. WRONG! My advice, call around to places you would potentially apply for and ask for their policy on hiring someone with a criminal conviction. It will be worth the time if you can save thousands!

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Gen in El Paso, Texas

35 months ago

As I posted a while back I was convicted in 07 of identity theft yup felony. No jail just probation. IT DOES NOT MATTER! DO NOT BOTHER GOING INTO THE MEDICAL FIELD. I was a licensed and nationally registered EMT (did crime prior to going to school etc but was prosecuted after I got my license etc). I worked as a FF/EMT had a stellar record IT DOES NOT MATTER. I finished probation and was released early. The state is trying to yank my license they don't care that I have a letter from the victim (my ex-husband) in my defense all they look at is the word FELON. You are screwed for life. I am 41 and they want to revoke my license till 2017 there goes my career. Everest knew that you could not get a job and screwed you. Heck even if I got a Governors pardon I could not work in the Criminal Justice Field. But I would not have to check that damn box - have you committed a felony... :-)
oh wait snowballs chance in hell of getting a pardon...
Btw if you were in prison for anything to do with drugs or a weapon DO NOT BOTHER WITH BECOMIN AN EMT - YOU CANNOT GET NATIONALLY REGISTERED AND A LOT OF STATES ARE REQUIREING IT.
~~~ DO RESEARCH PRIOR TO GOING TO SCHOOL FOR ANY CAREER SO YOU DON'T WASTE MONEY SCHOOLS WILL LIE TO YOU CHECK WITH THE STATE WEB SITES ETC. ~~~~

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Natasha in Sarasota, Florida

35 months ago

I was arrested for a drug related charge, and I also got a DUI. This is just about 3.5 years ago when I was 19 going on 20. I am now 23, soon to be 24. I spent 97 days in jail. I was given the chance to go through a drug program through the courts in exchange for having my record swiped clean. After going to school for MEDICAL Assistant. I wanted to conitnue into nursing, which I found to be basically a no go. The problem I have is, How did they allow me to receive financial aid for my Medical assistant? It is very hard to get financial aid with drug related charges. Only when I applied to the nursing program did they tell me I couldn't because of my record. I am thinking they just wanted me to add something to the bottom line, knowing they didn't ever plan on excepting me into the nursing program. They knew from the start about my situation and they knew I wanted to go into nursing. Now I have a month left before my student loans are due. I don't have the money to pay them, I was expecting to be in school. I am still trying to get into other schools, not for nursing however. But doesn anyone know if my case holds water? Should I go after them for letting me rack up loans, when they knew I wasn't supposed to be getting the money to begin with? I really just want to get into school and try to further my education. I need help from someone. I can't sleep, I cry all the time to my boyfriend, and GOD bless him for sending me online to research and see what else is out there for me.
Thanks to anyone who reads this and gives me advice!

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Genny in El Paso, Texas

35 months ago

I am so sorry for the situation you are in. Yet again the govt. screws another person over trying to change
their life around. Sadly after all the research I have done there is nothing you can do. They will claim
that you did not perform your due diligence in checking if you could go into nursing. Before I screwed up
and got my felony I had a little faith in the system now after all I have seen I have NONE. I really wish
I could give you a better answer I really do. They system doesn't care if we are tying to go the right path.
Screw them, hold your head up high. You ARE a good person. Bless you for wanting to change your life around.
You will find the right path albeit it won't be in nursing the path is there. I guess our path is just harder.
I have learned to accept that and you nor I should and WON'T give up! Remember there are many of us out there
who are here if you need us. ~Peace~

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Matt, NCMA in Manvel, Texas

35 months ago

Natasha in Sarasota, Florida said: I was arrested for a drug related charge, and I also got a DUI. This is just about 3.5 years ago when I was 19 going on 20. I am now 23, soon to be 24. I spent 97 days in jail. I was given the chance to go through a drug program through the courts in exchange for having my record swiped clean. After going to school for MEDICAL Assistant. I wanted to conitnue into nursing, which I found to be basically a no go. The problem I have is, How did they allow me to receive financial aid for my Medical assistant? It is very hard to get financial aid with drug related charges. Only when I applied to the nursing program did they tell me I couldn't because of my record. I am thinking they just wanted me to add something to the bottom line, knowing they didn't ever plan on excepting me into the nursing program. They knew from the start about my situation and they knew I wanted to go into nursing. Now I have a month left before my student loans are due. I don't have the money to pay them, I was expecting to be in school. I am still trying to get into other schools, not for nursing however. But doesn anyone know if my case holds water? Should I go after them for letting me rack up loans, when they knew I wasn't supposed to be getting the money to begin with? I really just want to get into school and try to further my education. I need help from someone. I can't sleep, I cry all the time to my boyfriend, and GOD bless him for sending me online to research and see what else is out there for me.
Thanks to anyone who reads this and gives me advice!

Hi there, I hate to tell you this, but you can not go onto to Nursing school, and you might have a hardtime getting a job as a Medical Assistant. I wish the best of luck.

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little boosy in South Bend, Indiana

35 months ago

i have a felony, and is having a horrible time finding employment, i am also trying to start a program to help others but at this time i am myself having trouble finding employment, i would like to know if there are any programs around here in st.joesph county indiana to assist me with this program/job search i am seeking ??

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Genny in El Paso, Texas

35 months ago

I am so sorry Natasha that we are giving you such sad news. But we are telling it to you straight, unlike the jerks at the schools and financial aid offices. Let these people live our lives and see how much garbage we go through.
Again as I said before I am here for you even if you need to vent... We all do at times.

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Genny in El Paso, Texas

35 months ago

little boosy in South Bend, Indiana said: i have a felony, and is having a horrible time finding employment, i am also trying to start a program to help others but at this time i am myself having trouble finding employment, i would like to know if there are any programs around here in st.joesph county indiana to assist me with this program/job search i am seeking ??

have you talked to your probation officer... sorry not that they are oodles of help. Or a local church?

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lynn in Kalamazoo, Michigan

35 months ago

How are they holding it against you if as you stated. "Your record was wiped clean" am i missi missing something.

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