It is becoming more and more common for employers to perform criminal background checks on potential employees. Don’t allow a tainted record affect your chances of meaningful employment. Before you send off your next resume’, have prior arrests and convictions removed from your record through a court ordered expungement.
You should also be aware that not all expungements are the same. Even if an expungement order is entered, if not drafted and handled properly, it is of no value.
There are various types of professional licenses that will not be issued to persons with criminal convictions on their record (no matter how long ago the conviction occurred). Further, once a degree is earned and/or a professional license is obtained, potential employers often will not hire persons with a prior criminal arrest or conviction.
THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF EXPUNGEMENTS ARE:
- Drug possession offenses (felony and misdemeanor) committed while the offender was less than 26 years of age.
- First offenders convicted in any Court, of any misdemeanor (except traffic offenses).
- Convictions of misdemeanors (except traffic violations) in Municipal Court, regardless of the offenders age, that are over 2 years old, upon a showing of good conduct.
- Felony and misdemeanor arrests where there was no formal charge; or where there was a charge, but no prosecution followed or the case was dismissed or remanded to the files.
- Guilty pleas entered pursuant to a non-adjudication agreement
Contact Kelly Law Office in Brandon, Mississippi today for a consultation.