I did not list my arrest on my job application. Now I have an interview. Should I confess or is it too late?

Asked 11 months ago - Fort Worth, TX

I was arrested for a theft in 1999. I applied for a job with AISD. The first application submission, I was forthcoming, but I thought since my conviction was deferred, I deleted it. The next day, I was called. I did a background check and realized that my conviction was not deferred. Should I say something in my interview or is it too late? I am a teacher with a M.Ed, married with children. I am not that stupid 19 year old anymore. Please help. My interview is Tuesday.

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . You must reveal your conviction at your interview.

    Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response... more
  2. JaPaula C Kemp

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    Answered . If you can submit something prior to your interview that explains why you were confused, then this is probably a good way to handle this situation.

    The information provided is not advice but a legal perspective and you should schedule a consultation with the... more
  3. Jeff L. Khurgel

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    Answered . You'd want to refer this to an employment attorney, not immigration.

    Kindly note that this posting is offered for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an attorney-... more

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