I plead guilty to a m3 possession of cocaine charge at the bucks county PA court house in a negotiated guilty plea in 2011.

Asked over 1 year ago - Perkasie, PA

I am now trying to find a career in the trucking industry and Every company I apply to says they cant hire me until 10 years after the m3 arrest occured. What are my options?

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  1. Christopher M. Patterson

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    Answered . Other counsel are correct. You should conduct yourself in an exemplary manner for at least 7-8 years, and then consider an application to the PA Board of Pardons for a governor's pardon. Legislation is pending to allow expungment of M3 offenses, but until it is enacted into law, a pardon is the only viable option to clean your record.

  2. Adam D. Zucker


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    Answered . Unfortunately your only options are to find an employer or career for whom the conviction is not an issue. You are not eligible for expungment and in my opinion it is way to soon to even think about a pardon.

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  3. Robert C. Keller

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    Answered . I'm sorry to report tat you are stuck with the convictions. In the future you may want to consult with a criminal defense attorney about filing for a governors pardon. Good luck.

  4. Andrea E. Mertz


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    Answered . Unfortunately, m3 offenses cannot be expunged. You could hope for a pardon in several years. Until then, you may have to find different employment opportunities.

  5. Kenneth Edward Raleigh

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    Answered . Unfortunately, I speak with many people who have a similar issue. Currently, I believe the state legislature is considering whether to allow expungements for misdemeanors of the third degree. However, as of now, you should wait seven or more years and apply for a pardon from the PA Board of Pardons. As to your career situation, check with your local employment office or speak with someone familiar with helping people find jobs. Many employers work with probation and parole offices to help people in similar situations.

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