I did not get convicted yet of a crime. My charges are tampering with a witness and domestic battery can I still get a job?

Asked over 1 year ago - Pinellas Park, FL

I want to work at an airport they do a ten year background check this is my first charge as an adult I did not even go to court yet so therefore my case is pending with no conviction pease help.

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  1. Colleen M. Glenn

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    Answered . Each job you apply for will have different qualifications and they can legally opt to not hire you based solely on the fact that you have pending charges. If these are your first offenses you should look into hiring an attorney sooner rather then later so they can start working on getting these cases resolved. If an attorney helps in ultimately getting your cases dismissed, either outright or after a diversion program, then you will be eligible to have your record expunged. Good luck!
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  2. Brenda A Drake

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    Answered . I agree with Ms. Glen. It appears the charges are still open and there are many times I've heard from clients that they are having a difficult time getting a job because there are pending charges and employers don't want to hire them until the charges have been resolved. Those are serious charges and you definitely need someone working on your case who will try to get you the best disposition possible - and, once completely resolved, hopefully you can seek to have your record sealed or expunged.

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  3. Amir A. Ladan

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    Answered . There will be an arrest record, which while it is not a formal conviction of any kind, can still cause an employer to eliminate you as a potential candidate for the job. I can't tell you with any certainty that they will or they won't hire you. No lawyer can answer that question. I can tell you that airports have strict security regulations so the fact that you have ANY active charge may be enough for them to deny you.

    Best of luck!

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  4. James Donald Garrett

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    Answered . That depends on how they word their questions. Do they ask if you've ever been charged, or ever been convicted? Regardless, since criminal charges are public record, the current pending charges may show up during their research.

    I am licensed to practice criminal and DUI law in VA, not FL. As such, I may be unaware of certain state laws; and therefore, my response may be irrelevant. Please use my response for informational purposes only.

    Good luck.

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  5. James Regan

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    Answered . Time to retain an attorney to fight the charges. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

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