Misdemeanor Sex Offence (landing A Job?)

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Glenn S.'s Comment
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So, I will most likely be getting convicted of a misdemeanor low tier indecent assault charge sometime around July. I started a career change recently and I am about to obtain my cdl a.

What are my chances of landing a job with this kind of sex crime conviction.? It is possible I will be on the registry after convicted. But my probation will be unsupervised and no travel over state line issues.

Any help would be appreciated, my life was just flipped upside down due to my mistake. I am going through all the correct measures to ensure I never make this mistake again... and I'm doing very well.

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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For most companies you will have to have time off probation, so you can travel. It will be extra hard to land a local job with a criminal past, but so recent will make it almost impossible. What state do you live in? How long will your probation be?

Charles M.'s Comment
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For misdemeanor offenses try to get 1st time offender status or have lawyer get it changed to non sex related. Otherwise your cdl will be useless since you're getting a fresh conviction. At my company a felony conviction has to be over 10 years even sex crimes. Not sure of misdemeanors. Might want to call small companies and ask them. Large carriers like swift, jb hunt, Schneider will never accept you. Good luck. May want to try construction companies but need to be able to travel.

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A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Glenn S.'s Comment
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PA. We are pushing for ARD. this is the first criminal charge of my life. Misdemeanor 2 indecent assault. The probation for ARD would be unsupervised and no travel restrictions.

For most companies you will have to have time off probation, so you can travel. It will be extra hard to land a local job with a criminal past, but so recent will make it almost impossible. What state do you live in? How long will your probation be?

Glenn S.'s Comment
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We are pushing for ARD since im a first time offender. M2 indecent assault. ARD will get charge expunged and dropped after unsupervised no travel limitation probation. If I'm not approved for ARD, we are pushing to have it charged as a summary or m3 harassment

For misdemeanor offenses try to get 1st time offender status or have lawyer get it changed to non sex related. Otherwise your cdl will be useless since you're getting a fresh conviction. At my company a felony conviction has to be over 10 years even sex crimes. Not sure of misdemeanors. Might want to call small companies and ask them. Large carriers like swift, jb hunt, Schneider will never accept you. Good luck. May want to try construction companies but need to be able to travel.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Susan D. 's Comment
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I really don't know since it's a misdemeanor and not a felony. I'd say someone would certainly give you a chance but they'll hold off till the final outcome of your case, I'm pretty sure. Just be straight up and honest as you have been when you do go to apply. I'd recommend checking out company sponsored schools for a little extra reassurance. If you opt to go the private school route, make sure to get as many prehires as possible.

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We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

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The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

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We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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The problem won't be whether you can travel. The problem will be a recent conviction. Most companies want years between the completion of a conviction sentence and hire date. You probably won't get hired until way after your conviction.

So if you get 1 year probation, you might be hireable in 2023. But that depends on the company. Second chance companies may be more lenient, but the pay way less.

You are going to have to wait for the outcome, then call some recruiter to.get a timeline.

Criminal backgrounds show poor judgement, and judgement is a huge part of our job. We represent companies to their customers and we must protect the public and freight.

We had a guy here who couldn't get hired with a 20mph speeding ticket that was recent. Your case is worse.

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Glenn S.'s Comment
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Oops I'm so sorry I accidently hit the report button on my phone on this comment, please disregard that as it was an accident.

I appreciate your reply. I will have to talk to trucking companies as stated in the previous comment. I also can provide great counseling updates to any company willing to give me a chance. I am doing well in life... it was just a poor mistake.

I'm hoping this doesn't hinder my trucking inspiration much.

The problem won't be whether you can travel. The problem will be a recent conviction. Most companies want years between the completion of a conviction sentence and hire date. You probably won't get hired until way after your conviction.

So if you get 1 year probation, you might be hireable in 2023. But that depends on the company. Second chance companies may be more lenient, but the pay way less.

You are going to have to wait for the outcome, then call some recruiter to.get a timeline.

Criminal backgrounds show poor judgement, and judgement is a huge part of our job. We represent companies to their customers and we must protect the public and freight.

We had a guy here who couldn't get hired with a 20mph speeding ticket that was recent. Your case is worse.

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Old School's Comment
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Glenn, we all wish the best for you, but you will probably end up having to put this off for a few years. We don't have a crystal ball, but typically these trucking companies will want a few years between your conviction and their willingness to hire you. It all sounds sincere when you say you've reformed yourself and present yourself as harmless as a new born kitten, but time spent proving that is what is going to be required. We talk all the time about trucking being performance based. Character is similar - talk is cheap, but proof and evidence speak volumes. They need that - they need evidence.

Glenn S.'s Comment
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Even second chance companies?

My counselor discussed with me a few of her other attendees that are labeled as a violent sex offender for life... getting trucking jobs... I am sure there are companies out there that give chances. I really appreciate all the input, my crime was literally not even that bad... but you can be labeled a sex offender for anything these days.

Glenn, we all wish the best for you, but you will probably end up having to put this off for a few years. We don't have a crystal ball, but typically these trucking companies will want a few years between your conviction and their willingness to hire you. It all sounds sincere when you say you've reformed yourself and present yourself as harmless as a new born kitten, but time spent proving that is what is going to be required. We talk all the time about trucking being performance based. Character is similar - talk is cheap, but proof and evidence speak volumes. They need that - they need evidence.

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