5 1/2 Year Old Class I Misdameanor. Brandishing A Firearm.

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Todd R.'s Comment
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I am seriously considering going to classes and getting my CDL. Over 5 years ago I was being harassed really bad over the computer and the perpetrator tried to start a fight with me in a parking lot with her new boyfriend. I pulled my gun out and got 2 Brandishing charges because it was two people. I never did jail time. No probation. I walked with fines. My fines are all now paid. Being that this is a wobblier misdemeanor and it being over 5 years old.... Does anyone believe that it would effect my opportunities for employement??

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.
PackRat's Comment
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You brought a gun to a fistfight? Over a female? Then pulled it out, instead of walking away to de-escalate the bad situation? That sounds like the stupid things gang members do. Bad choice, obviously. How old were you then?

I definitely think it may effect your job prospects.

Todd R.'s Comment
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They had threatened bodily harm. But they refused to see what had happened. They said the messages and threats were here say.

Todd R.'s Comment
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It was a stupid decision. I was 34 at the time.

Turtle's Comment
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Welcome Todd. You've come to the right place for help. No, it wasn't a smart move, but you already know that. Your past is behind you now, so let's move on.

You're a perfect example of why we advise people NOT to go to private CDL schools. Why go through all the time, effort, and expense of getting your CDL only to find out many companies won't hire you due to your record.

You'll no doubt land a driving job. People with far worse background then your's have gone on to have successful driving careers. You may however have to go through a few rejections to get that job.

That's why we suggest you spread your options out and Apply For Paid CDL Training through several different companies that offer Paid CDL Training Programs, giving them all the scoop and seeing which ones give you a shot. This way you have a near guaranteed job before ever having to lay out any dough of your own.

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.
PJ's Comment
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Welcome Todd, your in for a bit of an uphill battle. You have time on your side, meaning how long ago the incident was. Hopefully there has been nothing since. Companies look for people that show good decision making skills. Apply to all the companies that offer paid CDL school and see who is willing to take you. Read the questions on the application carefully and answer them truthfully. If a company feels there is any deception about anything they will reject you.

I’m not sure what state this occurred in. A couple keys points you need to sort out, no need to say here, but sort it in your head before doing the app’s.

Were you arrested at all or did the officers submit the report to the prosecutor for review and complaint.

Was it orginally charged as a felony and reduced through the court system.

Those 2 answers will be key on your applications.

I wish you the best.

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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Todd R.'s Comment
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Welcome Todd, your in for a bit of an uphill battle. You have time on your side, meaning how long ago the incident was. Hopefully there has been nothing since. Companies look for people that show good decision making skills. Apply to all the companies that offer paid CDL school and see who is willing to take you. Read the questions on the application carefully and answer them truthfully. If a company feels there is any deception about anything they will reject you.

I’m not sure what state this occurred in. A couple keys points you need to sort out, no need to say here, but sort it in your head before doing the app’s.

Were you arrested at all or did the officers submit the report to the prosecutor for review and complaint.

Was it orginally charged as a felony and reduced through the court system.

Those 2 answers will be key on your applications.

I wish you the best.

This occurred in Virginia and they have no expungement here at all. I have already spoken with several lawyers. I have NEVER been in trouble before or after this incident. My record is squeaky clean. When it happened I walked away and they called the police. It was filed as a criminal complaint but they paid to have a warrant pulled out. They came to my home and I complied with everything. I was bailed out that night. They are both class 1 misdemeanors and were not bumped down at all. No I have not been in trouble since either.

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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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That is good, so no arrest for a felony. That is helpful. Just be honest with recruiters. My personal opinion is you should be okay with at least one company, espically with the time distance on it.

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