According to Guy Seligman, Criminal records expungement lawyer " First see if you are eligible to have your record expunged." Getting a job with a criminal charge on your record can be very difficult, as you most likely already know. Jobs for felons are difficult to get, and most companies wont hire a felon. The ones that do generally don't pay very well. I have found a list of the top 10 jobs for felons. Helpful tip: if your felony is over 7 years old, most states don't allow background checks to go back that far. If your state has this law, you can answer 'no' on an application. First contact a criminal lawyer experienced in getting your record expunged. When all else fails try these jobs.
Top 10 List of jobs for people with a criminal record
#10 Job – UPS Delivery Driver UPS has been known to hire felons. They have moderate salaries and is a good job to have.
#9 Job –You can always Join the army The army accepts people with criminal backgrounds, depending on the crime. Contact a recruiter to see if you qualify to join.
#8 Job – A Truck driver Many trucking companies will hire felons. Most likely you will need to obtain a trucking license.
#7 Job – Start your own business You can start your own business. One idea is to go to school to be a locksmith, and start your own company. Also consider getting a barber license.
#6 Job – Telephone Customer Service Many companies are willing to hire felons for over the phone customer service, because you aren't dealing with the people in person.
#5 Job – Temp Agency Temp agencies can occasionally find good work for you. Many times it will be day labor, so be in good physical shape.
#4 Job – Family business See if you can work in a family or friend's business. They will be happy to hire you if you are willing to work hard. They will probably be glad to help you get back on your feet
#3 Job – Independent Contractor Many people will still use your services as long as you get the job done. If you work hard, it doesn't matter that you have a felony on your record.
#2 Job – Privately owned small businesses Some chain businesses have rules against accepting felons. Small business owners are more likely to accept you. They will take more of a 'risk' in hiring employees, and you can be more personal with the business owner.
#1 Recommended Job – Online GPT Services This is the best job for a felon, because it requires no screenings whether it be background checks, drug tests, etc. Everyone is accepted, and you work on your own time and you can work as much or as little as you want. Online 'GPT' or "Get-Paid-To" services offer a great way to make a few hundred dollars a month without spending a lot of time working. There are many GPT services available, some better then others. My experience with GPT services has been a great one, and I recommend this as the best job in my list of Top 10 Jobs for Felons.
One last thought You can also try a job with a criminal defense law firm screening calls. If you can get your record expunged then you have less worries. Contact the Law office of Guy Seligman and we will take a look at the charge and see if it is able to be removed. The following is a list of 36 such crimes that appear on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s website:
- Aggravated Assault
- Aggravated Battery
- Illegal use of explosives
- Child abuse or Aggravated Child Abuse
- Abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult, or aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult
- Aircraft piracy
- Sexual Battery
- Lewd, lascivious, or indecent assault or act upon or in the presence of a child under the age of 16 years
- Sexual activity with a child, who is 12 years of age or older but less than 18 years of age, by or at solicitation of a person in familial or custodial authority
- Burglary of a dwelling
- Stalking and Aggravated Stalking
- An act of domestic violence
- Home-invasion Robbery
- An act of terrorism
- Manufacturing certain controlled substances
- Sexual misconduct with a developmentally-disabled person
- Sexual misconduct with a mental-health patient
- Luring or enticing a child
- Sexual battery
- Procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution
- Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age
- Scheme to defraud or organized fraud
- Lewd or lascivious offense upon or in presence of elderly person or disabled person
- Sexual performance by a child
- Offenses by public officers and employees
- Showing or selling obscene literature to a minor
- Computer pornography
- Selling or buying of minors
- Trafficking in controlled substances
However, if you were just arrested for one of these crimes or if you were charged with one of these crimes but charges were later dismissed we may still be able to help you. Call us today. A job may be waiting for you.