Wilmington, DE asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Delaware

Q: Should I surrender myself before getting fingerprinted for my new job?

I got into a altercation with someone and picked up a misdemeanor assault charge and have to turn myself in. I have to get fingerprinting done for my new job (child care facility) and really can't figure out which step to take first. What will happen if I go to my fingerprinting first? And if I were to turn myself in first, how would that charge appear on my record? Could I lose my job?

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Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Plymouth, IN

A: If you have to turn yourself in, that tells me you have an outstanding warrant. Better to turn yourself in with money in your pocket to post bond than wait to be picked up at an inconvenient time. Your work will find out no matter what.

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