I am currently working on completing a diversion for misdemeanor shoplifting. I have an interview for a pharmacy tech position at kroger in a few days, and was wondering how my criminal record will affect my chances of getting hired?
If you have not completed the diversion program you still have a pending case. Most employers will not hire anyone under those circumstances.
If you were arrested or cited, the criminal charge is public record; the court records are public record also. Theft is a crime of moral turpitude and could be a problem. You need to finish the diversion requirements ASAP, get the charge dismissed and then expunged. You need to be truthful in the interview, bring a copy of the diversion agreement and a copy of the KY expungement statute IF questioned. KRS 431.076 or KRS 431.078. Contact a criminal defense attorney with any questions or advice: www.kacdl.net
I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this response on the avvo website. I have not been retained to represent you. I am licensed to practice law in Kentucky and in federal court in this state and the Southern District of Indiana. You need to seek legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your area..
Expect difficulties. Thieves are dishonest. Nobody wants a thief working around prescription drugs and retail merchandise. I foresee problems.
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