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

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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: 9 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 9 months ago.


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 9 months 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 9 months 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.