How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Zoey_ JD Your Own Question
Zoey_ JD
Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 23573
Experience:  Admitted to NYS Criminal defense bar in 1989. Extensive arraignment, hearing, trial experience.
18321761
Type Your Criminal Law Question Here...
Zoey_ JD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Will I be denied a job with a cwof? the court date was today

Customer Question

will I be denied a job with a cwof?
JA: Have charges been filed in this matter? If so, when is the next court date?
Customer: the court date was today and the judge gave me cwof with unsupervised probation for a year.
JA: In what state did this occur? And has an attorney been consulted?
Customer: Massachusetts and yes my attorney was there
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: can I be denied employment with a cwof
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 month ago.

Hi,

I'm Zoey and I'll be assisting you. I'm reviewing your question now. Please be patient while I research and compose a reply for you.

Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 month ago.

A CWOF is not a conviction. But if you haven't served your sentence yet, this would still show as an open criminal case on your record, because until you successfully complete your period of probation, something could happen that would cost you your CWOF.

So your prospective employer may find evidence of your arrest on a background check. While it would not be an immediate disqualifier, it could make you a less attractive candidate than someone else with similar qualifications and no criminal history at all.

Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 month ago.

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.

Related Criminal Law Questions