You answered my questions about employment background checks
Hello - You answered my questions about employment background checks and my first time DUI in Louisiana back on March 31. You may not recall that discussion but I have now received an offer of employment formally and although I have had several months of interviews and job competency screenings I have not yet been asked about prior arrests, etc. They are now asking me to fill out an online application with the following information I am copying and pasting to you directly from the company application site:• Have you ever been charged with a crime which resulted in a guilty plea, conviction, probation, or a no contest plea? (This includes all felonies, driving under the influence/driving while impaired, and all misdemeanors other than minor traffic violations.) RequiredYes, No or Not applicable• If you answered yes to the above question, for each instance, please state the date of the incident, place/employer, circumstances of the situation, accusation and your conduct in the situation. In addition, provide the name of the court, location, and outcome of the case.• SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ANSWERING THE BACKGROUND VERIFICATION QUESTIONS. PLEASE REVIEW THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY. Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington D. C. Candidates: Do not answer the questions on criminal convictions and pending charges. PLEASE RESPOND TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS WITH "NOT APPLICABLE". 1. All Candidates Answering Questions: Do not include convictions that were by court order sealed, eradicated, erased, annulled, impounded, restricted or expunged, or charges that resulted in a diversion program successfully completed or currently in progress, or charges that resulted in a suspended imposition of sentencing after which the court discharged or dismissed the charge. 2. Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, South Carolina, and Utah Candidates: Do not respond to the question regarding arrests on matters for which you currently are out on bail or your own recognizance. 3. California Candidates: Do not include misdemeanor marijuana-related convictions that are more than two (2) years old or misdemeanor convictions for which probation was successfully completed or otherwise discharged and the case was judicially dismissed. 4. Connecticut Candidates: You are not required to disclose the existence of any arrest, criminal charge, or conviction, the records of which have been erased. Criminal records subject to erasure are records pertaining to a finding of delinquency or fact that a child was a member of a family with service needs, an adjudication as a youthful offender, a criminal charge that has been dismissed or nolled (not prosecuted), a criminal charge for which the person was found not guilty, or a conviction for which the offender received an absolute pardon. Any person whose criminal records have been erased is deemed to have never been arrested within the meaning of the law as it applies to the particular proceedings that have been erased, and may so swear under oath. 5. Washington Candidates: Limit any response to the past ten (10) years. 6. Indiana Candidates: Regarding arrests limit your response to pending charges for felonies and class A misdemeanors that are less than one (1) year old. 7. Michigan Candidates: Regarding arrests, limit your response to felony arrests awaiting conviction or dismissal. 8. New York Candidates: An ex-offender who is denied employment may, upon written request, receive a statement of the reason(s) for denial within 30 days of the applicant's request for such information. 9. North Dakota Candidates: Regarding arrests, limit your response to pending charges that are less than one (1) year old. 10. Utah Candidates: Limit any response to felony convictions only. Do not respond to question regarding arrests on a matter for which you currently are out on bail or your own recognizance•END OF COMPANY SITE TEXTZoey, the way I read the section titled • SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ANSWERING THE BACKGROUND VERIFICATION QUESTIONS. PLEASE REVIEW THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY. under their section 1 it says "Do not include....or charges that resulted in a suspended imposition of sentencing after which the court discharged or dismissed the charge." Based on that quotation, I believe I can truthfully say NO to the question about prior convictions, probations, etc on the application because the company is saying do not include those convictions. As a reminder, I received a DUI in 2010, pled guilty under a suspended sentence in Jan 2011 under LA article 894 and completed a six month probation, fine, community service, alcohol course, all requirements of court met and completed July 2011.My question to you is do you agree with how I should read the company instructions and that I may say NO to the arrest question on the application?
My husband has a pending criminal case in Texas, he was
My husband has a pending criminal case in Texas, he was recently arrested for an alleged crime he committed in another state. There was a warrant placed for his arrest and he is being held without bond. I am being told he will not be released until his pending matters are solved in Texas, which could be months before he can deal with this other issue in Louisiana. What can be done to at least get him out on bail?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?Customer: he lives in Houston, Tx, warrant was issued 2/6/17 in Louisiana, he was arrested 2/21/2017JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes but I have not gotten a straight answer as to what we can do to get him out while he awaits trial.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He is currently on probation in Louisiana for an old misdemeanor that is not related to either current cases.