multiple burglary felonies. have CDL no experience.

by Jennifer Greene
(Houston, TX)

I have my CDL since 2004. No experience driving. Last felony in 2009. Interested in retraining or team driving. Who will give me a chance?

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Sep 25, 2013
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felonies NEW
by: Jennifer Greene

I have contacted a law firm to get my criminal history sealed or expunged. If this happens, will trucking companies hire me? Will they see fairly recent suspicious activity in my backround and bar me from employment?
Does anyone have experience with this?

Jul 23, 2013
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This is good news NEW
by: Anonymous

Yes, keep me posted and I do keep myself rather busy. :) Please RUN from the ropes that bind you, even if it means living in a sober living, "sober"!

You do not need an idiot to keep you down, your smarter and better than that. Take what is important and leave the sooner the better....

Jul 23, 2013
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To anon re: felonies NEW
by: Jennifer Greene

Anon. you are the best. Thank you for responding so quickly. I am stressed out due to an abusive relationship and I am motivated to try to better myself and leave as quickly as possible.
I notice you monitor this site even though you are persuing other interests. I will keep you posted on my progress.

The atty. I am working with says that because of the economy and the job situation in Amer., most courts are freely granting pardons for past offenses. He only charges $280. for the process of one offense and he offers payment plans as low as $20. per pmt. at your own convenience. Perhaps you too can still get your dream job?

Jul 23, 2013
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Your Welcome! NEW
by: Anonymous

And you still might get a call! You have a lot of credits towards your character heck if I had the company I would hire you ASAP! :)

Maybe you can become an owner operator? Find a truck leasing company and give it a shot you have the brain power to make it work!!

I wish you all the best and keep up the good work you are headed in the right direction!!

God Bless! :)

Jul 23, 2013
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To anon re: felonies. NEW
by: Jennifer Greene

I want to thank you anonymous for the lengthy and insightful response to my question. You listed some job options I hadn't thought about. However, I have a B.A. in Communications, an Assoc. in Office Admin., owned a successful cleaning company for 5 yrs. as well (relapsed), and owned several business since. I was military intel. soldier of the quarter in '91 and a spanish linguist (hon. disch.). I also have a TWIC card.

Due to your advice, I have sought out and found an attorney who will try to seal or expunge my last felony, leaving me with over 10 yrs. btw. now and the previous one.

Although I understand my untrustworthiness, I find it hard to believe that with such a need for drivers, that there aren't even small companies who are willing to accept a tax break for hiring a convicted felon (up to $1,200.) and we can come with a bond. I was hopeing to hear from one of those carriers.

Thanks again anan.!

Jul 22, 2013
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getting a trucking job with charges NEW
by: Hervy

Anonymous gave you some great advice Jennifer. Also Anon, you are doing a great job. Congratulations.

Check out this page also for alternative ways of generating income while you for the open door at a job.

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Jul 21, 2013
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try changing career NEW
by: Anonymous

Maybe you can start a new career...go to college....they don't ask if you have felonies... make sure you pick a career you will be able to work in the field with these felonies....not to many though?

Drug and Alcohol Studies Human Services Degree

Dog/Animal Grooming/Stocking at retail

Business Degree (to open your own business)

Non Profits usually do not look up records unless you actually handle money (such as accounting)

Do a bunch of Volunteer work for a couple of years give back to the community so society can trust you again.

Finish the degree you set out to receive and this will show you are disciplined enough to stick it out.

I know it sounds like a lot to do but if you think about it and look at it from the employers perspective you have not shown your trustworthiness and yes you will have to prove yourself and this is a long process.

Once you have spent about seven years of proving you really are a productive member of society, ask your local government for a pardon and the felonies will be closed and potential employers will not be able to see them. If there are any misdemeanors on your record you can have them expunged after 1 year and no probation is added by going directly to the court of conviction and have them expunged for employment purposes. Then if you feel you still want to drive rigs you will stand a better chance.

I have been in your shoes.....
I have been doing all that I have suggested to you for 9 years now, and still haven't found my dream job, but I started a cleaning service and because of word of mouth I made good money. I supported myself for 5 years, and now I have been in college for 3 years where grants from gov. & state and scholarships have kept me above water. My faith is what keeps me hanging on.... I know I will one day I will have that dream job! :)

Good Luck

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