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Getting a job after a conviction

People who have been convicted of misdemeanors or felonies in Nebraska have just as much right to get a good job and provide for themselves and their families as do people who have never had any interactions with the law. In fact, the ability to get a good job can go a long way toward preventing any future legal or criminal troubles for people. Despite these facts, it can be difficult at time for people to get hired if they have criminal records but that does not have to stop them any more.

As explained by Monster, background checks are pretty much part and parcel of most job hiring processes these days. In a 2017 Background Screening Trends and Best Practices Report, Sterling Talent Solutions found that 93 percent of employers conduct such reviews prior to finalizing a new hire. That does not mean, however, that they refuse jobs to all persons with criminal records.

One factor that may be important is whether or not the reason for a person's conviction might apply to the type of job they are seeking. For example, a person with a statutory rape conviction might have a harder time being hired to work in a daycare than in a grocery store.

Glassdoor also suggests that people remain very future focused and if they need to reveal any information about their past to a potential employer, they emphasize what they learned from their experiences and how they intend to make tomorrow different for them and anyone in their lives, including the employer and any colleagues.

 

 

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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.

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  • “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
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