Justice For All
In 2001 i was charged with giving someone a (1) loritab pain pill for alleged back pain. The official charge was Distributing class iii drug. I didn't sell, trade or other wise deal the one loritab.
A search warrant of my property revealed a small amount of pot that i used for recreation purposes. I admitted the pot was mine and that i gave someone the loritab i had a paid lawyer and received a sentence of 910 days which is about 2 and 1/2 yrs for a charge that carries only probation in 99% of cases i was stunned and dismayed.
I was also given 10 yrs of probation and fines that totaled nearly 2,000 dollars. I later found out that the person i gave the loritab to grandfather was the ex police chief and owned a large business. I know it was totally a political favor that the judge and the D.A done for him. I went to trucking school when i was released in 2006 but no company would hire me cause the felony had to be at least 10yrs or older.I was able to find some work with a truck wash company that i was there for over 4 yrs then laid off.
My CDL were valid but i had to get retrained so i went back to the same school that i was at in 2006. I just went to swift transport for orientation for a driving otr job and was denied cause my felony had to be at least 10 yrs old.
I'm still seeking employment as i write this. We need to contact Washington D.C our government in changing applications that hinder ex-felons from providing for themselves and their families. we are hard working caring people who made mistakes and have changed our lives we don't want welfare or assistance we just want the same opportunities to work and have the American dream like everyone else.
God Help Us All