San Francisco, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: If I have been charged but no convicted of a felony could I still get a job ?

After almost two months they charged me with a felony VC10851. I still need to appear in court and set a day for a trial. What are my chances to get a job in the mean time? Considering that most employers run backgrounds checks.

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Dale S. Gribow

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info need

but if no prior record you are still innocent until proven guilty

Saman Nasseri

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: More information is needed about this case in order to answer that question. There are certain circumstances where the charges may not appear immediately, but it depends on the case and the process. Your chances also depend on the type of job you are looking for and the questions asked. For example, some employers only ask if you have been convicted of a felony, they don't ask if you have ever been charged or arrested. Some employers want to know if you have any charges. Depending on the job you are looking for, and procedural details leading up to these charges, you should consult with an attorney and discuss your case confidentially.

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