Ex-offender with multiple convictions needs a job (expungement)
My name is Alisa R. I have one disorderly in Oct 99 (4th degree) unlawful poss of a weapon. In July 2003 I have a felony of (3rd degree) assault. Currently right now i am on probation for forgery/alter (3rd degree.) All these charges were within 5 years of each other. I am located in NJ. Here they said I am not eligible for expungement. Also I would have to wait until I am off of probation before i can make any moves. Its extremely hard to get a job and I am getting frustrated can you please help. I haven’t done jail time for any of these offenses. They all ended up with probation and a fine.
It’s true you may not yet be a candidate for expungement because you cannot even apply until 10 years has passed since your initial probation ended. It probably will not help anyway because New Jersey only permits one felony expungement.
There may be a few concerns from employers in regard to the nature of your convictions. You have a weapons conviction and an assault conviction, both considered violent offenses. Employers may be hesitant to consider you because of a perceived potential for violence. You also have a forgery conviction which is considered an “integrity” crime. You would not be considered for any position where anything of value is at risk. Your options are limited to positions that do not include contact with customers or merchandise.
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