Will Companies Hire Someone With An Arrest But No Conviction?

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Apple B.'s Comment
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I got arrested last year in a police sting for solicitating a prostitute. She said she was my age and i told her i just needed someone to be with because my mother was hospitalized. When i got to the room she was more gorgeous than her photo and said so your going to pay a hundred for an hour doing this, this and that. I stupidly said yes and got arrested. I got the case dismissed by paying a fine and doing a program. There is no conviction, my record is clean other than the arrest, but i am worried that trucking companies or any company will reject me for the arrest alone. I heard most only care about convictions, but with trucking companies worry that i am more likely to get a lot lizard into the truck? I know it was stupid, but i was going through alot and my friends in the army kind of normalized it. You can be harsh as you want with me, but please lace it with some useful advice.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jammer a's Comment
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Uh I really don’t know don’t know if any one will chime in or not better judgement next time and honesty is usually key when putting in application hood luck

I got arrested last year in a police sting for solicitating a prostitute. She said she was my age and i told her i just needed someone to be with because my mother was hospitalized. When i got to the room she was more gorgeous than her photo and said so your going to pay a hundred for an hour doing this, this and that. I stupidly said yes and got arrested. I got the case dismissed by paying a fine and doing a program. There is no conviction, my record is clean other than the arrest, but i am worried that trucking companies or any company will reject me for the arrest alone. I heard most only care about convictions, but with trucking companies worry that i am more likely to get a lot lizard into the truck? I know it was stupid, but i was going through alot and my friends in the army kind of normalized it. You can be harsh as you want with me, but please lace it with some useful advice.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Banks's Comment
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Most applications only ask about convictions. If you paid a fine, you got a conviction. The question is, what was it?

Like Jammer said, answer honestly but keep it simple. I've filled out a lot of applications, but I don't recall ever being asked about convictions regarding prostitution so my gut says you'll be ok. Won't know until you apply.

Jammer a's Comment
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Meant to say good luck lol

Most applications only ask about convictions. If you paid a fine, you got a conviction. The question is, what was it?

Like Jammer said, answer honestly but keep it simple. I've filled out a lot of applications, but I don't recall ever being asked about convictions regarding prostitution so my gut says you'll be ok. Won't know until you apply.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Just Apply For Paid CDL Training and see what they say. There are people that have done FAR worse that have made a succesful career out of trucking. Some companies may pass but someone will hire you. Please keep in touch and let us know how things turn out. We're not here to judge you for your past, regardless if we agree with your choices or not.

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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.
Bryan D.'s Comment
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Yes they will.

Don's Comment
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If I understand correctly, you paid the court fees for a pre-sentencing diversion program and then successfully completed the program. I also assume your case then returned to court and was dismissed. If the case is dismissed, the record of the arrest isn’t usually sealed and is still "visible." You may be able to take the step of seeking to expunge, or seal, the record of the case. Only certaincharges can be expunged. Only then would your arrest be expunged from "view". Then, you may legally state "No" on any form's asking if you have ever been arrested or convicted.

Bryan D.'s Comment
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To elaborate as long as you weren't convicted you'll be fine. Innocent people get arrested everyday and I was one of them. I was accused of stealing money out of a safe that had three cameras pointing at it. The District Manager was trying to cover the Store Managers ass. Upper Management wanted someone to be arrested for it and guess who the new Assistant Store Manager was. That's right it it was me and I got arrested. Took about a year in court of the company delaying trial. They wanted me to pay restitution and they would drop the charges if I did. I told them where to stick the offer. Finally on the day of trial they dropped the charges because of no evidence. The Judge asked if I wanted it expunged and I told him NO! Why in the world would I do that? Two reasons. One I knew that I would be taking the company back to court and they would be writing a check to me. Two even if they expung your record you still have a mugshot floating around out there. That shows you were arrested for something and if a company finds it then I want proof of what happened so they know I was innocent and didn't just take a plea.

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