I have an encumbrance on my license due to an uncharacteristic act that I committed. It's a misdemeanor, but I'm on 2 years probation with OSBN. The way the wording is upon checking my license makes me look like a drug addicted dirt-bag, but I'm not a drug user. This was a mental health issue.
Does anyone have any advice as to how I can word my applications so that I don't look like an ass? Upon the advice of my counselor, I have written a cover letter that I attach to applications in which I state that I take full responsibility for my actions and what I'm doing in my life to ensure it doesn't ever happen again.
I've been out of work since August 2010. Any advice anyone can give me would be most appreciated.