Q: I have 5 convictions on my record - is it possible to prevent 1 of those charges from being seen when applying for jobs?
To simplify things, here is all the information that I believe is necessary to answer my question:
My criminal record has 5 convictions on it, 2 felony convictions and 3 misdemeanor convictions. Both felony charges are for minor drug possession of schedule 1 substances, and the 3 misdemeanors are...(1) possession of marijuana, (2) DWI, (3) Theft of property. All 5 convictions are in Tarrant County, Texas; I also currently still live in Tarrant County in Texas.
With that being said, is there any possible way I can do something to prevent my ‘misdemeanor conviction for theft of property’ from being seen on my background check whenever I apply for a new job? It’s been 1 year and 2 weeks since I was convicted.
Technically yes, you could get a pardon from the Governor of Texas. Realistically no, it hasn't been long enough for a pardon and very few people are ever pardoned. If that theft had been your very first conviction ever then you probably could have had it sealed, but since you have 4 others...
You should seriously think about how you could start your own business so nobody will be looking at your criminal history.
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