Sunday, September 30, 2007
Domestic Violence Conviction and Hiring
Q: I was arrested in June of 1999 for Domestic Violence. Since then I have learned that my lawyer I had at that time told me to plead guilty to get out of jail quicker. I am now 26 years old and a lot smarter. My question is that I have always wanted to be a patrol officer since I was a child, but even if I have an expungement, will I ever be able to persue my dreams of being a police officer? After all, I am now qualified for being a Correctional Officer. I am physically fit and would love to protect and serve in your local community.

A: Having a Domestic Violence conviction will preculde you from becoming a police officer, since officer candidates cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence under [18 USC §922 (g)].


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