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Job searching with a felony record

There may well be more people in Nebraska with criminal records than many might ever believe. It is not possible to look at someone and know whether or not they've ever been arrested let alone convicted of a crime. The fact is that even the most responsible-looking or -seeming person may well have a criminal record. This even includes people with successful careers. How do they get these jobs if they have criminal records?

U.S. News and World Report explains that it can be difficult to job hunt with a criminal record but it is not impossible. One avenue people in this situation should explore is the expungement or sealing of a record. If that is not possible, it is wise to cultivate a strong professional network. This gives candidates a good pool of references that can vouch for a person's credibility, honesty and character to a potential employer.

According to CareerWise, people with criminal records should be careful to never lie about these realities when looking for a new job. Letting an employer know about an arrest or conviction before it is asked about can go a long way toward developing trust and credibility. At the same time, it can be best to avoid giving too many details of a situation as that can serve to make it a bigger issue.

On top of how to address a criminal record, a good way to get a job is to abide by the basics of interviewing. Making good eye contact, asking smart questions and appearing truly interested in a job will also contribute to a person's ability to get hired.



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  • Defendant was charged with sexual assault of a minor. At the deposition of the alleged victim, our firm got the alleged victim to confess that she made the whole thing up. Charges were dropped against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with possessing a large quantity of marijuana. Following a complete investigation by our firm, the State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with embezzling more than $300,000.00, from a previous employer. At the deposition of the alleged victim, our firm highlighted a number of inconsistencies and questionable statements. The State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with child abuse resulting in death. Following the investigation of our firm, depositions of key witnesses and presentation of our findings to the prosecutor, the State agreed to dismiss the charges against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. The matter proceeded to trial and the jury found our client Not Guilty.

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • “Jim, Thank you for all of your help over the past couple weeks. I cannot emphasize enough how much better I have felt after receiving your help. Keeping my record clean as possible means a lot to me and I couldn’t have done it without you, thank you!” -TP
  • “Jim, It's always a pleasure to see you in court. Your effective, professional representation of your clients is so helpful.” -LW
  • “Jim, On behalf of the V family, please allow me to offer a HUGE thank you for your exemplary legal representation - especially considering you took on this case a mere 5 months ago. ” -CV
  • “Thank you so much Jim for everything you have been doing on my case, you are greatly appreciated. I will contact you if anything else comes up//until then God bless you! ” -SH
  • “Jim, thank you for everything. After I was resentenced I became eligible for camp custody. I am now on the RDAP list and doing fine” -MH
  • “JThank you so much for writing back. I read your response and I want you to know I completely trust you” -KV