Misdemeanor Who Will Hire Me

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GatorGirl's Comment
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Hello I am in school and have had my background check run and driving record both are clean. I am about to finish school and yesterday I get a notice of a misdemeanor from several years ago (I was not aware of), I was not arrested, nor is there a warrant for my arrest. I was simply served a summons to appear. I have an attorney handling the legal matter. He advises me it could take 4-5 months to work through the system. This is my dilemma: I need to start driving for a company within 3 months of graduation or repeat classes. Is there any company that may hire me with a pending misdemeanor while it works its way through the system? Any other suggestions? Recommendations? I have worked really hard to get to this point with a bunch invested in this career already. Please help!

Cwc's Comment
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I don't really see you having a problem getting employment. Just be sure and list it if they ask.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If it is not on record yet, you should be ok. Just answer the application truthfully but only give what they ask for nothing .

Rick S.'s Comment
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Shouldn't be a problem - but of course it depends on the nature of the charge. For example: misdemeanor DRUG POSSESSION - likely a problem, as would a THEFT CHARGE. A charge that can end you up incarcerated, could be a problem. One that requires a court appearance while you are out on the road - could be a problem.

Not a MAJOR PROBLEM that would prevent a hire once it's resolved (depending on the severity), but something that could put a kink in your startup timing while it's still an open case.

Giving us a clue as to what the charge is - might enable us to give some more specific advice.

Since applications ask for CONVICTIONS (and most don't ask for misdemeanors) - as others have said - BE HONEST.

Rick

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