I recently accepted a job offer but was later rescinded due to my admission of guilt on their background screening. The report did not show any records, but my admission to guilt put a flag on their system. These were three marijuana misdemeanors occurring in 2007-2008. Moving forward how should I disclose this information to potential employers? I have been denied representation from employment agencies due to my admission of precious charges. I do not want to lie and potentially lose a job opportunity but I also want to make sure this issue does not persist. Currently out of employment due to this issue. Thank you
If they were dismissed, you should hire a lawyer to have them removed from your record. Once they are removed, you don't have to bring them up at all because no one will ever see them. Use Avvo to find an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area.
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The facts are unclear. First, are you saying you admit to being charged with a misdemeanor? That obviously is a true statement. Are you saying you admit to being found guilty of a misdemeanor? If the charges were dismissed, you were not. Regardless, my colleague is correct, you should contact an attorney to have charges removed from your record that is eligible to be removed.
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