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Answered 2006-12-05 02:23:07

In most cases, even a felony conviction will not necessarily prevent you from getting a job. However, it sounds like your mind is in the right train of thought to get the background check prepared before the charges are. Be honest with your employer-to-be about your situation so when any blemishes arrise in your background check, there are no surprises. Good luck!

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