I am asking for some real, honest, non judgmental advice for information on who would hire me with drug felonies.
by James C
(Tampa, Florida )
I am asking for real advice and please do not judge or feel the need to make any remarks that could be negative. I come from a career of 20 years in Fire / EMS. I have a resume that will show all the many different types of experience I have. From Hazards Materials Technician to SWAT Medic to name a few. However, I made a terrible decision that if I explain in full you would understand. I won’t do that because it will not help the situation because I have this on my record and I am over looked because of it. I do not drink or use drugs nor am I a dealer. In 2014 I was arrested for possession and sales of prescription medication. This was my first and only time ever in trouble and I am completely ashamed and embarrassed about it. I had 5 different medications on me that I was to give to “friend” I did receive money so I do admit I am guilty for what I have done.
He was wired and was working the police and the next day I was arrested. I was arrested by Two police officers I knew personally and they knew this was a ack that was in like me.
Either way I did what I did and now I am moving on to another career. The end result was 6 months of jail time, 18 months of probation. State of Florida requires that due to the drug charge my DL be revoked for 1 year. This was under Champer 893 section 5. I have documentation explaining that the revocation has zero to do with any driving related incident. So, I have 5 felony possession charges and 4 felony Sale or Deliver charges. Totally 9 felonies. I have moved on since. I am working now but did take 3 years for someone to give me an opportunity to prove myself.
I really want to obtain a position in Trucking but I have been told many different things I just do not know who to believe. I do have my Class A CDL but since I operated emergency vehicles with the same requirement that would require you to have a CDL it was exempted and I can not say that it was a commercial vehicle.
Please I ask anyone for some true honest advice. Please don’t judge and leave negative remarks because I have done enough of self beating for us all.
I am an honest man with a passion to help others seek happiness. Just right now I am the one in need.
Anything you can advise would be appreciated. Thank you so much and let me say I did write way to much.
Hope I didn’t put you to sleep. Lol. Take care