Felony 3 charges on your record how does it affect employment? How hard is it to get a decent job? Theft by deception

Asked almost 2 years ago - Pittsburgh, PA

Theft by deception F3 charges, also two misdemeanors with theft by deception and one false impression Current sentence is 6 months served with 8 years probation and 2 probation violations

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  1. Michael Kotik


    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . Question answered by Lawyer Michael Kotik of www.LegalPhilly.com

    I think it depends on a lot of things, like (a) type of job your getting; (b) personality and qualifications of the applicant; and (c) person hiring.

    I have seen people with some serious records get employed all over the place. It really depends on the person. Don't let this one thing in your life define you. Work hard apply everywhere and be honest about what happened.

    Good luck!

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  2. Michael Lawrence Doyle


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . It is unique to the situation. You may wish to find ways to mitigate that-show the employer you have turned your life around. Example: speak to at risk youth. Volunteer. Etc. You can then tell your potential employer "I committed those offenses in another life, but I have since spoken to at risk youths and volunteered at a soup kitchen." This could help the situation.

  3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.


    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Life will be harder than it would have been without the conviction. There are some jobs where you cannot be hired with a felony conviction. Others see a conviction involving dishonesty and don't want to trust you. I just talked with a man with a 10-year old conviction for car theft when he was 18. It is making it very difficult for him.

    I also know others with felony convictions who are getting along fine. It all depends on the work you want and your personality. The more time that passes, the better it will get.

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