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I have a class A. I have a class a misdemeanor from feb 2011…

I have a class...

I have a class A

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did this occur?

I have a class a misdemeanor from feb 2011 witheld

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

Judgement with supervison

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

And I want to know if it will prevent me from getting a job

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The answer is -- it depends on the employer.

For some employers a past incident is not a factor that would cause someone to forego being hired, while for other employers it is an automatic red flag.

Many employers will inquire about the matter, and afford you an opportunity to explain what occurred, and how you've learned from that mistake since then.

State laws vary on expungement requirements, but you should consider applying to have your case sealed or expunged so that it can be removed from your record, and so that it won't show up on a background check.

That would avoid any potential problems with future employers.

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you. How does it depend on the employer whether a class a misdemeanor with withheld judgement would show up on a background check, especially if it’s almost 7 years ago?

No, not whether it will show up on a background check (it will), but whether your employer will place alot of weight on it and let it be a decisive factor in the hiring decision.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Okay so it definitely will show up, thank you that’s what I needed to know.

Yes it will. Unless you're able to have it expunged or sealed.

Good luck!

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