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How to Join the Army with a Felony
November 30, 2021

Join the Army with a Felony Enlisting in any of the six branches of the United States Military can be an amazing, life-changing decision. However, it’s often not as easy as walking into an enlistment office, signing your papers, and heading to boot camp. One of the most common reasons to be denied enlistment is failing the required background check. … Read More>

Job
How To Pass A Background Check And Buy A Gun
October 19, 2021

There is an amazing gun for sale at the sporting goods store in town. However, if you try to purchase it, there will be a background check performed. If you have a criminal record, you could be prohibited from buying a gun. From buying a gun to being able to successfully pass a background check, read on about the importance … Read More>

Handgun
How to Obtain a License to Carry in Texas with a Criminal Record
May 19, 2020

If you’re trying to obtain a License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) in the State of Texas, there’s some important information you’ll need before you start the process.  If you have a criminal record, it’s especially important that you read the following. Be sure to consult with an attorney to check your options for criminal record sealing or expungement. Basic Requirements … Read More>

Job
How to Get a Job with a Felony
April 14, 2020

Many people have been laid off, are seeking unemployment, and might be wondering how to get a job with a felony? Unemployment numbers have skyrocketed as the novel Coronavirus continues to disrupt the U.S. economy. Millions of American workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have applied for unemployment insurance. However, when our doors to businesses are open once again, the … Read More>

Job Application
What to Do If You’re Laid off and Have a Criminal Record?
March 18, 2020

Effects of Coronavirus: Prepare for a Job Application The entire nation is currently dealing with the threat of the Coronavirus disease. The global pandemic has quickly created a serious economic impact for the U.S. Many questions are running through American workers’ heads. One of those being, will I still have a job in the near future? Or, what happens if I … Read More>

California
Is California’s Ban the Box Law a Good Solution?
November 18, 2019

California’s Assembly Bill (AB) 1008 now makes it an unlawful practice for an employer to ask about an applicant’s criminal history before a conditional offer has been made. Similar bills have been labeled throughout the country as "ban-the-box" laws. In other words, applicants no longer have to face that small check box which many worry about. Effects of the Bill This … Read More>

AR-15 Gun
What are Red Flag Gun Laws?
August 19, 2019

In the wake of recent mass shootings, lawmakers are considering a push for “red flag” gun control measures. Many Americans are wondering what this means for their Second Amendment rights. Essentially, these are laws that are aimed at removing firearm rights for potentially dangerous individuals. How is this accomplished? Red flag laws would allow state courts to sign a special … Read More>

Frustration
How Long Does a Criminal Record Last?
June 4, 2019

What is the Length of a Criminal Record? The short and simple answer to this question: forever. Much of your criminal record is available to anyone until a court orders them removed from public access. This means that anyone with a few dollars and internet access can see that mistake you made in the past. This can prove to be a major … Read More>

Citizenship Passport
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>

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>