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Upset Man
How Does a Felony Affect Your Life?
June 18, 2019

As background checks become more commonplace, it is increasingly more difficult to avoid the negative repercussions of a criminal record. As a result, those that have a record are finding it harder to move on with their life. Here are some common issues that felons face as a result of a criminal record: Employment Hiring felons can be a tricky subject for … 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 … 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>

Car Rental
Can I Rent a Car with a DUI?
September 15, 2017

At some point in your life, it’s likely that you may need to rent a vehicle. It could be due to car troubles, a business trip, or just to use during a vacation. Either way, you might be wondering if you can rent a car with a DUI record. In recent years, rental companies have been checking customers’ records because … Read More>

How to Rent an Apartment with a Criminal Record
August 18, 2017

As you may already know, a criminal record can make it very difficult when trying to rent a new apartment. No matter where you're located, landlords almost always conduct a background check as part of the application process. As mentioned in a previous blog post, some cities are passing laws to prevent the discrimination of renters with a criminal record. … Read More>

Why Labor Is A Great Occupation for Ex-Criminals
July 27, 2017

It's difficult to find a great job in today's world. If you're an ex-offender, you may be desperately struggling to find work. You may feel like there's nowhere left to turn, but there is one industry that is hiring ex-criminals in numerous states. Labor and construction markets are crucial to the formation of an abundance of land and city projects … Read More>

An Example of Ex-Felons Contributing to Society
July 17, 2017

For some convicted felons, the end of your criminal record expungement process can be a sigh of relief. With the rewarding benefits and the weight of your past lifted off your shoulders, you feel that you can finally get back to living a normal life. You may be asking yourself, what is a gratifying way I can contribute to society? Look … Read More>

New ‘Second Chance’ Record Sealing Law in Texas
July 13, 2017

Texas Governor Greg Abbott just recently signed a bill into law allowing first-time DWI offenders to petition to have their criminal record sealed. House Bill 3016, termed the “Second Chance Bill,” allows people convicted of one low-level offense – including a DWI with a blood alcohol level under 0.14 or nonviolent Class C misdemeanors – to request that the record … Read More>

Can I Get An Airport Job With a Criminal Record?
July 11, 2017

Recently, we've harped on traveling with a criminal record, and why an expungement can benefit your life in this area. Everything from security lines, to visiting foreign countries, traveling is a way of life for many people. For other individuals, they are accustomed to working in the travel industry, most notably at airports. If you're a fan of aviation, you might … Read More>