Could I Still Get Hired If I Have Pending Charges?

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Joaquin B.'s Comment
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I feel like my wings were cut off. I have applied for 50+ jobs and they all want me to work with them but as soon as they see I have a pending case they say no. I have a lawyer, and the only thing he tells me is that they're waiting on the prosecutor and police for the evidence. I have 2 kids, no restrictions. I can work anywhere, but no one is willing to hire me.

Joaquin, that's a tough break. I believe your story, and have seen this kind of thing happen to others. I think it's highly unlikely that you can find employment as a driver until you get this resolved. The best course of action is hire a lawyer and see if they can help you expedite it through the system. Unfortunately, right now, the court system is way behind schedule.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Yeah nobody will risk you with charges pending. Hiring you costs them money and they wont risk their money without knowing the outcome. When in CDL school we had a guy sent home because he had pending charges. Granted his was a murder charge but same concept. Money.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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The charge being assault it would lead someone to believe you have a temper. Whether that is accurate or not we do not know. They want to be confident that you're not going to end up on the news for running a car off the road because they cut you off or even go off the deep end at a customer for a delay and do something that makes them lose that customer. Simply put it shows poor judgement. If it really was just a simple arguement I feel for you.

Please keep us updated what happens. You could use this link to Apply For Truck Driving Jobs and hopefully someone will give you a shot but honestly I'd be surprised.

Joaquin B.'s Comment
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yes I understand that my friend ... but i don't have NO restriction I don't have court till next year because the case is new and probably because of cov 19... so if any company invest money on me my friend... they will get that money back in less than a year and more than that... so you know is because they don't want to do it.. if i go to court next month.. my case is too small my friend.. second i didn't get any charge and I'm free without paying any money from my pocket my friend... so if i go court next month I'm going to have a dismissed case

Yeah nobody will risk you with charges pending. Hiring you costs them money and they wont risk their money without knowing the outcome. When in CDL school we had a guy sent home because he had pending charges. Granted his was a murder charge but same concept. Money.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Joaquin B.'s Comment
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i have a paper from jail the day i got free explaining the case... that paper says i don't have no restriction is showing that the case is too small.. i understand people could think … i might have a temper but i don't .. we all have arguments with our wife or girls.. but some people sees that in a very bad way... which is not all the time.. because we are all different people.. hopefully i can find a job and go back to work...

The charge being assault it would lead someone to believe you have a temper. Whether that is accurate or not we do not know. They want to be confident that you're not going to end up on the news for running a car off the road because they cut you off or even go off the deep end at a customer for a delay and do something that makes them lose that customer. Simply put it shows poor judgement. If it really was just a simple arguement I feel for you.

Please keep us updated what happens. You could use this link to Apply For Truck Driving Jobs and hopefully someone will give you a shot but honestly I'd be surprised.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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i understand people could think … i might have a temper but i don't .. we all have arguments with our wife or girls.. but some people sees that in a very bad way...

there's no denying that people have arguements. The difference is a majority of people don't have the cops called out over it if it's just a verbal arguement. How long ago were you arrested? Is it possible to ask for a speedy trial so its resolved before next year? Unfortunately it seems you've already applied many places and been turned down due to this pending case. Have you tried applying to a small mom and pop companies that are just desperate for anybody to get in their trucks? Maybe a yard jockey position until the case is resolved? Neither of those options sound appealing to me but if that was one of the only choices I had to support my family I'd jump on it in an instant. Are you required to inform them of any pending criminal charges? I thought it was only CONVICTIONS.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tortuga 's Comment
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I've been a police officer in Texas for 33 years. You can't get arrested for arguing. But you can for Class C misdemeanor Assault By Contact Family Violence to prevent further family violence. Assault Contact can be something as minor as pushing someone aside so you can walk past them or pushing them away or unwanted touch. So you wont be arrested for just arguing. You might be asked to go somewhere to cool down for the night at the most for just arguing.

midnight fox's Comment
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we all have arguments with our wife or girls..

That's probably true, but very rarely do the police get called by them unless something is seriously wrong with at least one part of the equation. The odds are somewhere in this there was a real case of bad judgement. if it was yours, it'd be to yours and hers and everyone's benefit to not shrug it off as "everyone has this happen". The way it has interfered with your career might be the universe's sign to take it more seriously...

Mikey B.'s Comment
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yes I understand that my friend ... but i don't have NO restriction I don't have court till next year because the case is new and probably because of cov 19... so if any company invest money on me my friend... they will get that money back in less than a year and more than that... so you know is because they don't want to do it.. if i go to court next month.. my case is too small my friend.. second i didn't get any charge and I'm free without paying any money from my pocket my friend... so if i go court next month I'm going to have a dismissed case

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Yeah nobody will risk you with charges pending. Hiring you costs them money and they wont risk their money without knowing the outcome. When in CDL school we had a guy sent home because he had pending charges. Granted his was a murder charge but same concept. Money.

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Yes, I understand that you have no hiring restrictions and have no doubts that a company may do very well with you if they hired you. What I'm saying is the companies are not going to research your case to see exactly what's going on with it. They will look at the basics. You have a court date for an arrest. Current charges or not you very well could be charged during your court date, it very well could be dropped OR you could be charged and put in jail for 6 months. I'm sure you are a great guy and it was all a misunderstanding but as long as a court date is pending you are a liability to any company. The companies are not going to risk it. It takes a year for them to break even on your hiring and training. They arent willing to take a chance on you. They dont know you or your situation. They are generally not willing to risk the investment in a driver who is a coin flip going in to it. I wish you luck though as I feel it's a fruitless endeavor until your court case is finalized. Maybe you will get lucky and find one willing to take a chance on you, keep applying everywhere and good luck.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel B.'s Comment
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You know I've had plenty of arguments with the wife, just like everyone else, but the moment it escalates into having the potential for cops to be called is when you need to be a gentleman and find a way to diffuse the situation. Apologize, whatever. I have learned the hard way that women are usually right so I'm going to side with her and tell you to mess with someone your own size and don't hit women - especially your wife!

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