Quote from ChristiRN
"People who receive probation without verdict are not adjudicated guilty. Rather, they are placed on a period of probation" So, in actuality, I do not have 5 felonies and 6 misdemeanors..I have probation. Hard to get employers to see the difference...impossible I think. It is similar to ARD programs.
PBJ is an admittance of guilt or the probability of a court being able to find guilt, without wasting the tax dollars to do so. PBJ is a way of saying that you did the crime, and are not contesting the fact, but that you are otherwise a good person with a previously clean record, and that you showed enuf circumstance to evoke empathy from the judge, who may or may not be notoriously liberal.
in any case, you did 11 crimes of diversion. that is 11 breaches of trust. it is 11 instances in which you put your convenience and desire above the safety or prescribed treatment of an individual in your care.
it is not possible to overstate the seriousness of the offense, or the relevance of it to your repeated rejection. PBJ should not be an option in such cases.
you might try looking for another kind of work in which people's safety is not entrusted to your care. personally, i would not feel safe as your patient, no matter how long you have "been clean".