incarcerated as a minor at 18 charged with felony joyride misdemeanor paraphernalia

by Paul
(PA MD VA)

incarcerated as a minor at 18 charged with felony joyride misdemeanor paraphernalia I am now 26 years old.

i made the choice to talk to the police about the incident only because i felt burdened and wanted to repent of the lifestyle i was stuck in as a kid.

I wanted out and wanted a better life, not knowing i probably had it good in juvi. well for a joyride with two friends of mine, I was the only one convicted of a felony for it and I have spent the last 8 years hating life trying to figure out how to put it all behind me as neatly as possible.

The other parties involved have probably completely forgot by now and its irrelevant to them but i think about this everyday. The cop told me after i gave my statement.... "now the recording is over i want to tell u, I was no angel when I was a "Kid" but u can get past this".... 8 years later hoping i don't have to go thru this for another 10 years.

I have not been able to get a good paying job and my relationship with my wife and children has greatly suffered. I lived in my car for a year straight. I basically lived like a trucker without any of the pay and benefits.

I showered at the gym and slept in my car in 12 below without room to stretch out and get comfortable. being homeless is very hard, mentally and physically. Being a trucker would be like heaven on earth for me.

I plan to try and join the military if all else fails as a motortransport operator. would need an 85 I am currently taking classes towards a bachelors in logistics and transportation.
I hope some good can come out of this.

I was planning to go to cdl school in the spring but all the horror stories of people not being able to get a job until 5 ten years after conviction is hurting me.

I admitted guilt from within a juvenile detention facility, probably without being read my rights, and was thrown out on the street where I could not make it back around to be convicted until i was 24.

All i wanted was a better life and it became worse. been crime free since!! I know there is no better option for me than trucking. SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP!!

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Sep 27, 2013
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yeahhh NEW
by: Anonymous

To qualify for a reduction based on a wobbler claim, you must prove that you never actually spent one day serving the conviction in prison or county jail. You must have received probation to qualify for relief from the conviction. If the judge sent you to prison, then, unfortunately the conviction must stand as a felony..... Thats florida Im in maryland.... I was charged with unauthorized use of motor vehichle and unlawful taking .... thats the wobbler... the first is misdemeanor the second is felony. they just wanted me to say guilty for the felony and they threw the misdemeanor out..... like come on ....

Sep 27, 2013
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charged at 18 NEW
by: Paul

I was in juvi where kids were getting reverse waivers, nobody really helped me give it much thought at the time. I gave my statement and was arrested in juvi, brought back to juvi and released as an adult. I was trying to do the right thing with no support and well I got railroaded because thats what they do with people, everybody goes home and forgets about it, except the one who stayed out of toudble for 6 years after the charge,who had kids, got G.E.D. started going to college and church got married and is truly strruggling to turn there life around for real, and of course nobody suggest pbj or anything less then the felony 6 years later.just abunch of drama cause I dont got buddies who know the system and who could represent me. I w I just wanted to make things right with my past when I got off the street and got into Juvi. It would be ten years after the conviction so it would by then be a 16 year old charge. I thought of buying a truck for like ten thousand off of ebay or something but then still need a year of experience. I would pay somebody to help me get that experience... literally, on top of the cdl school and degree... I guess doing the right thing is a lot harder then I thought it would be :<( this all happeed in maryland ..... u would think someody would care.... but they dont pay people to give a $%$*!#

Sep 26, 2013
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by: Anonymous

someone Under the age of 18 is considered a MINOR...someone who is 18 is considered an adult..
have your record expunged

Sep 26, 2013
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try this NEW
by: Anonymous

Have you thought about having your felony exponged? My fiance (truck driver) had one from 18 years ago. It cost us about a hundred dollars.

Sep 26, 2013
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try this NEW
by: Anonymous

Have you thought about having your felony exponged? My fiance (truck driver) had one from 18 years ago. It cost us about a hundred dollars.

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