Around December I agreed to a domestic violence course in an exchange for a clean record in California. However many extenuating circumstances forced me to relocate with my son out of state. I was a single father on the verge of loosing everything until I FINALLY got hired at my dream job, however hr.called me today saying I have an outstanding warrant in California. I officially start work Jan.12th.how do I resolve this without losing my job or my son? I had to take out a title loan to pay rent before I was finally hired here.please help
From the employment perspective, there is nothing you can do if the employer is unwilling to hire you due to an outstanding warrant. In California it is perfectly legal for it to use that information as criteria to refuse to extend you employment or to terminate you. If your employer is elsewhere, you should seek guidance from attorneys in that state.
Since you posted this question in the Employment/Labor practice area, I suggest you post in the criminal defense practice area to get advice about how to resolve the outstanding warrant.
Depending on your prospective employer's patience, quickly resolving the warrant might save your job, but there is no guarantee that can happen.
Good luck to you.
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The law enables employers to base hiring and firing decisions on the existence of a warrant, so there is nothing you can do aside from making efforts to resolve the warrant and explaining the situation to your employer so that they do not terminate you on this basis. Best of luck.
This answer is a general interpretation of the law and is not fact specific to your case. Likewise it does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for a review of your specific facts and documents.
The employment attorneys have answered your question about your dream job. Now what you need to do is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to deal with your warrant in California. If the case is a misdemeanor, the attorney can appear on your behalf. If the case is a felony, you will need to be present. While you're at it, if it is a felony, you should secure a bail bondsman for your bail amount if it is a felony. An experienced criminal defense attorney that practices in the area where your warrant is outstanding would be your solution. Start with this site. Good luck.
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