So six years ago I had gotten charged with this since the babysitter left my, at the time, three month old child alone while I was out having a night with the girls down the street from my apartment. Went to court and the judge told me that this will be on my record just not a felony. Fast forward to now. I work for an assisting living for dementia patients and was denied on my application for an apartment yesterday because I have this on my record. How is this possible if I work for the state? This happened in NJ and I now live in Colorado. Please help
It is possible that the state agency you work for did not do an interstate criminal background check but the apartment complex did. You need to contact the attorney who represented you on the NJ charge 6 years ago to see whether it can be expunged or sealed now so that it won't affect your housing or work situation in Colorado.
Here is a link to a NJ blawg explaining Child Endangerment - http://www.morristownnjcriminallawpost.com/sex-crimes/endangering-the-welfare-of-a-child-njs-2c24-4/
If you did not have an attorney then or do not know how to contact that attorney, use the Find a Lawyer function here on avvo.com to seek out a Criminal Defense attorney in the relevant NJ town.
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