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I need some knowledge, advice, or information. I am a convicted felon due to some mistakes I made. I have been interested in law enforcement for a while now. I recieved probation for my offense after doing half my time, I found it was hard to get employement and try to be a single parent at the same time. During this time I feel in love with a man who has been very supprotive to me and my childern. We both decided it might be best if I went to state jail for a short time to get all of my past behind me. So as hard as it was to be away from my childern, off I went. When the day finally came to come home we were all so excited. Little did I know things might not be as easy as I thought they would be. I enrolled into a criminal justice program about 2 weeks after being home, I was so excited my past was my past and I had a chance for the futre right? WRONG!!!! After going through all the processing orientation came and guess what you got I was told any kind of career in the CJ field was not going to happen, I was so upset!!! Since this time I have tryed to obtained several good paying position and make it through the interviewing until background time then, I hear I sorry we can't hire you after all. I even had the experience to be employeed and informed the employer of my background not holding anyhting back worked for 2 days and do to insurancing reasons was let go!!!! I'm not sure how much more I can take LOL!!!! Anyways, I know I talk to much, any advice on how a person goes into the world to be a productive citizen and leave the past behind when that is always being brought up or in the way? Expuging is so expensive and I did not complete probation as mentioned before to have a BRIGHTER future. I would like to hear if those who are on the force think? Thanks for listening and for all the effort you guys put forward to make us safe. I trying to keep a positive attitude and outlook on life and pray you guys do the same...

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

You don't say what the crime is, but you did say felony. I doubt you will find a position as a law enforcement officer. I'm sure this is going to haunt you for quite awhile. On the bright side, in many jobs, not law enforcement related, you will find that the application will say, have you been convicted of a felony in the past 7 years. There is hope that you will one day find a good paying position in a field that may interest you. Good Luck, and it is admirable of you that you are doing your best to put the past behind you.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

A felony prohibits you from employment in law enforcement. Just like narcotics, past unlawful actions will follow you forever. Sorry, just the way it is. Good luck to you, just not in law enforcement.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I am not sure what state you are in as for things differ so much from state to state. I know in Texas with a felony on you there is realy nothing you can do as a state, county, or city employee. On the other hand I have heard of felons getting into the private sector of security. Its not hard but all it takes is one company to give you a chance. Also this goes back to Texas it is a crime for a convicted felon of any kind to be in possession of a firearm so that leaves out anything with a firearm. On the plus side keep your head up my cousin is a convicted felon several times over, he completed his parole and has been clean for several years. He has a wonderful job as an electrician a trade he learned while incarcerated and is making a very very good living around 60K a year. Good luck to you MissSilly and feel free to ask all you want we are always here to help someone wanting to help themselves.


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