Here are some of the things I have learned:
While you are doing all of these things, get your free credit report. Ex-Cons are the targets of identity theft. People figure you won't need your ID for a few years so.... Get the credit report and see what's there. You can be sure that most employers will run a background check on you these days. If you show up as someone else they may not hire you.
Banks will most certainly do one on you. When they see that your last address was prison, then they will be very reluctant to give you an account other than "restricted", or give you an ATM or Debit card. (but that's for another WIKI)
For second ID's get one from the library, or take one (1) class from a college in the area. (Can you say Pell Grants?)
I have had this problem. I tried different ways to approach this: 1. I applied only with small businesses that are more open-minded and are willing to hire people despite past mistakes. 2. I became an Independent Contractor in the retail field. As such I was contracted out through various companies (most of which do not do a background check, and seem to not even care about your record as long as you can get the contracts done). There is a lot of money that can be made by someone willing to work, travel, or live in a metro area. 3. I am now involved in my family business, where everyone here knows, supports and doesn't care about my felonies.
I to have seen this being a problem and going back to school was not the answer either. So I have started my own home base business it looks to me that may be the only answer for us that have made a mistake in our lives. I am beginning to think we need to ban together on this area of our lives. would like to offer what I am doing to others it would be great for all of us
It is very difficult, but with patience and persistence-it is possible.
Starting your own business or working for a small business owner who is willing to take a risk are best. Many, many large companies won't hire someone with a felony.
Good Luck. Your best bet is word of mouth or under the table. Even though by law the majority of businesses are not allowed to turn you away because you are an ex-con. They will. Obviously they aren't going to come right out and say that's why they didn't hire you, but it probably is.
In Michigan, start with your local CAP agencies...(Community Action Program) They are non-profit and usually have an employment specialist to assist you in finding employment.
There is no straight forward answer to this question. You just have to keep looking and try real hard to find a job here in Florida! Even though a lot of places run background checks, not all of them actually do!
It may not provide the pay that an individual needs to survive, but there are entry level positions available in every state. Proving one's self is a part of the process.
The answer is to call employment temporary agencies that have a listing of some employers that do hire some convicted felons depending on their background relation to the felony charge. I wish everyone good luck in trying to contribute to society in a positive way and I pray that your search is a successful one.
The only way to do it is to find the companies that do not inquire about your background and work there without it. Don't mention it, don't glorify it, and obviously don't give them any "reason" to inquire about it! Meaning Don't screw them because 99.9% of the company's that require that check (minus government, extremely high money;banks, rocket building plants, you get it.) have been screwed (illegally) in the past.
The difference between felony and misdemeanor probation is the felony is when a person is sentence to a jail term, but it can be served out of jail. The misdemeanor probation is not given jail time. They serve a probation period.
Guidelines for WHAT?
It is considered a "wobbler". The district attorney can file either felony or misdemeanor. If a person is sentenced with a felony and does NOT serve State Prison sentence and only county jail time, it is a MISDEMEANOR after the probation time has been served. This is according to 17 (B) 1 of the California Penal Code. If a person is sentenced to prison, then it is charged FELONY with a FELONY conviction. Thank you.
Many things cannot ever be undone, even if you have served your time. Check with your state government to find out the local laws.
You can ask him or you can file a Freedom of Information act with the state Department of Justice and Department of Corrections in the state where the person served his sentence.
Not sure what a class 0 felony is, but almost any felony will get you at least one year in prison.
The punishment is 12-18 months in prison, most of the time you can get out on judicial after your mandatory time is served.
A person can get between 6 and 15 years of jail time for a class b drug felony. There is no probation awarded for this class of felony.
It would depend on what the person who committed the felony and served his or her time has done since being released from custody. If he or she has had no problem with authorities then it is highly likely a liquor license would be issued for the establishment.
It depends on the class of the felony and your prior offenses. If you were a clean cut person all your life and then commited a felony your time would most likely be less. But if you have a rap sheet longer then your arm then you might serve some time.
Depends on what state you are in, however 20yrs per class B felony seems to be the average.
Smuggling a controlled substance into a correctional facility is a felony. Time served will depend on a number of factors.
The jail time that a person receives for felony forgery can vary depending upon the facts of the case and the state in which the crime was committed. For example in New York a person can be sentenced to up to 7 years in prison for felony forgery but in Washington the prison time for forgery is up to 18 months in prison.
That depends on many things. Most important is what is the person on probation for? A felony or misdemeanor? What is the violation? The time served can be from nothing up to the maximum amount of time for the probation offense allowed by law. It is up to the discretion of the sentencing judge.
I think that it all depends on the state, and what the statutes are. In the state of Minnesota, if you have had prior felony convictions, you can have bail set at the arraingment hearing. If you mean, convicted of a felony and then asking for bail or bond to be set, I also belive that it depends on the crime, flee possibilities before actual sentencing and what you are actually looking at as far as time to be served in either Jail or Prison.
Some jurisdictions allow for a subpoena to be served to another person. If you have reason to believe that you will be served, it is best to accept the subpoena or you may be penalized with fines or possible jail time.
If your case is over and you've served your time, I believe that you can appply for a Pell.
The amount of imprisonment time a person can get for a Class C felony in the state of Missouri is one year or more. The exact length of time depends on the crime and the court system.
Can't give you the length of time, but it is definitely a felony offense.
If your criminal record indicates you were convicted and served time for a MISDEMEANOR I wouldn't rock the boat if I were you. Be happy, a misdemeanor is easier for a potential employer to overlook than a felony offense.
You didn't say if you were in Los Angeles County or ?? They are saying in L.A. county the average person is only doing 10% of their sentence due to overcrowding & understaffing. So that would mean 27 days. That would also probably be if it was a non violent felony
Actually it depends on the type of felony commited; yes most of the time is no but if you commit yourself you could actually become a nurse
This is a 1st degree felony case. The length of time served or punishment always depends on the exact crime and its nature.
Felony convictions are a permanent part of the convicted person's record. The SOL applicable for a felony charge of forgery (the person is not brought to trial and convicted) is 6 years from the time the person was originally charged.
Hell no there isnt, I have a felony and got probation and served no time but after 3 years of constant searching and applying not one apartment or land lord will rent to me, discrimination at its finest