Proof that a record won't hold you back from the job of your dreams - page 2

by proudcna

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At 14 years old, I got into an altercation with another girl. Her parents wanted to press charges. I WAS NOT arrested; however I went down to the police station, got fingerprinted, and took a mug shot .. Then went back home. I... Read More


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    Quote from TheCommuter
    A police officer told me that a 'clean criminal record' upon turning 18 was a myth. Over the past 15 years or so, offenses committed during one's juvenile years have been sticking on peoples' criminal records well into adulthood, sometimes for life.

    Getting the juvenile record officially expunged is one of the only ways to ensure one's youthful criminal history does not haunt them well into adulthood.
    ^ This is true...In my state, I knew a few classmates that turned their lives around had to expunge their record...the courts tell people that the juvenile record is supposed to be sealed, but they just roll it over...
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    Quote from Amnesty
    Grats girl! I'd still look into getting that expunged from your record, since you were promised it would be. It may not have stopped you from getting this job, but who knows what employers in the future will think? Better safe than sorry!
    thank you ! & I know exactly what you mean .. I do still plan on getting this taken care of
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    Pay the money to get it expunged, get your records sealed, whatever. Just do it. Work OT, work two jobs, whatever you have to do. It will be money well spent.
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    Interesting. I was under the assumption that juvenile records were sealed. Mine was. I was arrested at 15 for shoplifting and it never hindered me from getting a job as an adult, doesn't sow up on any of my background checks.
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    Quote from proudcna
    That's what I was told ... But it still showed up! I really don't know why, then I talked to a lawyer about getting it expunged and his fees alone were $500 ... The filing fees are an additional $235 so I'm going another route!
    I'll tell you what. Considering the cost of nursing school (did I read somewhere up top that you were considering that?) and that you will have to explain this to every employer when its really not even supposed to be on your record, I think $725 is an extremely small price to pay to get it expunged. Seriously. I know that at 18 it probably seems like a lot of money. But I would look either into going pro se (filling the paperwork out yourself, representing yourself, and paying a filing fee) or going ahead and working extra hours to save for the amt the attorney wants. It will pay of in the end for you I believe.
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    Quote from Sadala
    I'll tell you what. Considering the cost of nursing school (did I read somewhere up top that you were considering that?) and that you will have to explain this to every employer when its really not even supposed to be on your record, I think $725 is an extremely small price to pay to get it expunged. Seriously. I know that at 18 it probably seems like a lot of money. But I would look either into going pro se (filling the paperwork out yourself, representing yourself, and paying a filing fee) or going ahead and working extra hours to save for the amt the attorney wants. It will pay of in the end for you I believe.
    What I meant by going another route is that I'm getting it taken care of another way.. Yes, I understand that it needs to go, and true, $725 is WAY less than nursing school .. (My tuition is almost $20,000) ! I think I said prior, but maybe not ... my fiancÚ's uncle is a police sergeant and told me he would get it off for me!


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