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Can I Apply for U.S. Citizenship with a Criminal Record?
November 15, 2017

Many U.S. immigrants work towards the goal of earning citizenship status to gain some of the many benefits that Americans enjoy. Unfortunately, applying for United States citizenship can be a very daunting process, especially with a criminal record. Yet, many individuals with criminal records are still able to attain citizenship. Although, it depends on the crime(s) they were convicted of … Read More>

Texas
Texas Wants to Make It Easier to Fire People with Criminal Records
November 8, 2017

As recently reported by The Nation, a major change for workers with a criminal record may be taking place. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits blanket employment discrimination based on criminal records. This was a response to the disproportionate amount of crimes committed by minorities in low income areas. Since then, employers must consider various factors when … Read More>

Chef
Can I Be a Chef with a Criminal Record?
November 2, 2017

Many people around the world share the same creative passion: a love for food. Whether it is at home for your family or in a high-end fancy restaurant, what better way to indulge in your passion for food than to become a chef? If a criminal record is stopping you from becoming a chef, there’s always alternative options. The culinary … Read More>

Restaurant
Ohio Restaurant Owner Hires Former Criminals
October 30, 2017

The owner of Hot Chicken Takeover, a popular Columbus restaurant, has made headlines in hiring former criminals as employees. The restaurant’s founder, Joe DeLoss, appeared on Megyn Kelly Today last week, talking about his business. He mentioned the restaurant’s growth and employment model, which includes hiring people who have found it difficult to get a job because of a criminal … Read More>

Kansas Governor
Kansas Governor Grants First Pardon
October 24, 2017

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has issued his first pardon in almost seven years in office. The pardon granted was for Mark Schmitt, who was convicted of felony theft as a college student in 1994. Schmitt had made a false insurance claim for $1,551 while attending college in Ottawa. He paid his court-ordered restitution, and has his sentence expunged in the … Read More>

US Disaster
Can the Government Confiscate My Guns During a Disaster?
October 19, 2017

During times of man-made or natural disaster, American citizens can become concerned with the government’s response to crisis and how it will affect them. During times of tragedy, Governors of affected areas are liable to declare a state of emergency.  This declaration suspends or alters the typical actions of executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of government. It can result in … Read More>

Court
Can I Expunge a Felony Criminal Record?
October 17, 2017

As many as 1 in 3 Americans have some type of criminal record. Criminal record expungement is the process of getting your record physically sealed, destroyed, or otherwise removed from the public sphere. Expungement laws vary from state to state, and some are more beneficial than others. Yet, the main objective of an expungement is to treat your conviction(s) as … Read More>

Background Check
How Do You Fail a Background Check?
October 11, 2017

As you may know, many employers conduct background checks on their potential employees. A background check can search for things like criminal records, commercial records, and financial records of an individual or organization. It’s important to be prepared beforehand, so that you do not ultimately fail. Let’s face it – no one likes the process. So, it’s important to be … Read More>

Security Guard
Can You Become a Security Guard with a Criminal Record?
October 9, 2017

We’ve all made mistakes in our lives, whether it be copying your friend’s homework, or taking an extra handful of candy on Halloween. But what happens when one or a few mistakes have the power to influence our futures? The negative consequences of a criminal record can be many. If one of these mistakes is preventing you from pursuing a … Read More>

Adopt
Can a Felon Adopt a Child in Texas?
October 5, 2017

Every U.S. state has regulations for required background checks for the fostering or adoption process. Additionally, some states require background checks for any adult living in the household of the prospective parent or foster parent. If you have a criminal record, whether in Texas or elsewhere, and you’d like to adopt – check your local laws for more information. The following … Read More>

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