I A Convicted Felon

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    18 Years And Little Relief

    I, like many of you, was a scared kid and took a plea deal. Probation is just the delayed entry program for prison.2 years and 10 months into my probation of 3 years, I violate with a DUI. I was a stupid kid with a drinking problem. I'm not making excuses, but it is what it is. I...
    jimmy1972tpa jimmy1972tpa
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2013

    Got My California Felony Expunged

    Hey, just wanted to share with you my story and how I cleaned up my record. A few years back I got into some trouble with a few friends, we were vandalizing someone's property and got caught. I got a felony because I had a knife on me. Anyways I learned my lesson and havn't been...
    CrisisAverted CrisisAverted
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Aug 5, 2010

    What's Next?

    My husband lost his job, and I panicked and embezzled money from my employer to pay our bills.  I was convicted of a felony.  I've never had any trouble with the law.  I am a mother of three with a still unemployed husband.  What does life look like after conviction?  Is...
    kassiejean kassiejean
    3 Responses Apr 1, 2011

    Backed Into A Corner

    Hi 23 years old, got convicted of drug felonies right when I turned eightteen. Prior to that never really got in much trouble, probaly sold the least amount of drugs to get a felony. Never even went to jail, i got one year probation which I completed. Basically my big mouth...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2010

    Having Trouble Moving Forward

    HI all, I am a 53 year old woman who has a felony.  My felony is 23 years old and I am still having trouble finding a job, more so now.  The one place I could find work is with temp services, but now find that their asking for a clean record.  So, how are we to...
    ladyscarlett ladyscarlett
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Mar 11, 2009

    Questions????? With No Answers!!!

    I recently shared my story! and still have some questions that even my attorney is claiming just not to know!. I am sentenced to serve 12mnth in a federal prison I assuming along with other white colar prisoners are, but I want to know will I be allowed to reduce this time for...
    chrissyofire chrissyofire
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 20, 2011

    On The Way......to What?

    A year ago I was drinking and lost control of my vehicle going over 2 other lanes of traffic and almost crashing into a building. My boyfriend was a passenger and he was injured with a couple of bones broken in his back. He is fine today, thank God. I had a broken nose, cracked...
    bjbrisen bjbrisen
    Aug 3, 2011

    There Is Hope For Felons

    I was beaten all the way down by sociaty but I kept getting back up. When they said I couldn't. I worked harder. I got a hard head, I thought "I'll show them". No matter how dark the future looked I kept moving forward.I eventually saw a light at the end of the tunnel. I found my...
    Urbanbook Urbanbook
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 30, 2013

    Stupid Mistake Of My Life

    Back in 2007 I messed my life up wait I mess so many lives up it is not funny. I was convicted of identity theft (3 counts) against my ex-husband - ya not the brightest move. What was weird about the whole thing I never got arrested. The detective left his business card on my...
    Loneowl Loneowl
    46-50, F
    Sep 20, 2013

    Petition To Expunge Felonies

    freedomboundisme freedomboundisme
    31-35, M
    Sep 28, 2012

    People Change

    I am a felon, I was 17 and I got into a fight with a 16 yr old in May of 1996. I got charged with Strong Armed Robbery because she was found walking down an alley without her shoes. I had never gotten into trouble before but I had a major chip on my shoulder and affiliated with...
    sicNtired2 sicNtired2
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Dec 3, 2009

    Does The Past Ever Stop Haunting You?

    I stole a great deal of money more than a decade ago.  I was incarcerated and given a restitution order.  I was just beginning to get my life back together and now California may garnish my wages to collect the restitution.  I can't afford this, and I just wonder...
    stitcher03 stitcher03
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Mar 6, 2010

    Rookie Felon, Need Help

    In 2011 took a plea, class d felony invasion of privacy. Young adult early twenties...first offense and was ******, small town bull ****. On probation now and I feel like my life is over...I have no drivenow... My goal was to be an RN and those dreams are over. Idk what kind of...
    alleycat1989 alleycat1989
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 13, 2013

    Felons Are Discriminated!

    I admitted to 3lbs of pot in my car.   A negotiated plea, because I was scared to death to fight it.  Oh well took my sentence.....worst of all....every job application flags felons.....DISCRIMINATION.....I lost my job of 15 years and all that goes with it.  The judge...
    isreal123 isreal123
    5 Responses Mar 26, 2012

    A Felon For Too Long

    I am a 26 year old single mother. When I was 18 I got into a fist fight with a 19 year old girl. We were at a huge party that our town had once a year.  Neither her, nor I appeared to have injuries. A few days later I was arrested and charged with Maliscious wounding...
    tommysmommy2003 tommysmommy2003
    17 Responses Aug 5, 2008

    Convicts Unite

    my name is brandon & i am a convicted felon as well & life has never been the same after 1988.I was 18 yr,s of age and a D.E.P.(delayed entry program) schedueled to go into the navy as a hospital corpmen in jan. of 1990 to eventually be a psychiatrist,my best friend got into some...
    brandonbulington brandonbulington
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Jan 31, 2010

    I am not a felon thank God!

    I never been in prison or jail
    jojom543 jojom543
    36-40, F
    Nov 15, 2014

    A 31 Year Old Convicted Felon!! Venting

    as I said before I stumbled accross this website searching for some answers and others like me, not JUST ANOTHER CONVICTED FELON but someone or others who were convicted of a felony for a crime they committed out of selflessness!. I truly humbly felt bad for the clients I...
    chrissyofire chrissyofire
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 20, 2011

    I Served 4 Months In A Prison "treatment Program"

    I was convicted of my 3rd DUI after one of the most difficult times in my life.....well, I didn't know how difficult things we're going to be until I got out and tried to get my life back together. I am a single mom who is currently going back to school, but terrified that even...
    firecracker9572 firecracker9572
    8 Responses Jul 13, 2010

    There Is Hope To Gain Employment!

    I was convicted of a felony and had trouble getting a job ever since. I was finally able to get a temp job. That has now turned into full time. My employer toldme I'm one of the best workers he's ever seen. I'm always on time, and never complain. I respect what I have. I'm happy...
    thomasmiller thomasmiller
    1 Response May 8, 2012

    Convicted First Time Offender Of Embezzlement... Should Not Have Taken The Plea

    I am a 30 year old female that was convicted of embezzlement in Sept 2012. I work part time as a waitress as that is the only job I can find, have 2 kids ages 6 and 3 and am married. I did not get to do the first offenders program so my felony stays on my record permanently. I...
    noelle511 noelle511
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2012

    You Think You Have It Bad, Read My Story, And Count Your Blessings.

    My story doesnt start with the felony, just leads to the point to where I couldnt do anything with my life. it starts the moment I was born. Child hood? didnt have one, was beaten most of the time when I was younger, and bounced around to different foster homes, got into alot of...
    mellowmusician mellowmusician
    22-25, M
    9 Responses Feb 21, 2012

    Here We Go Again!!!

    I was convicted of multiple felonies back in 2001. I was 18 yrs. old, however this was not my first run in with the law. In my younger years I was on a extremely destructive path. When I was about 23yrs. old I met a girl her and father was a pretty prominent fellow. I...
    EnochOwenN EnochOwenN
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Dec 3, 2009

    I Am a Convicted Felon

    I am a convicted felon and do not know where to turn.  I am having troubles finding a job and am scared that when I go to my probation officer and tell her that I do not have a job I will have to go to jail.  I have never been to jail and do not want to start now. ...
    pattyricia63 pattyricia63
    4 Responses Aug 17, 2009

    Jobsite For Felons

    I've created a website for those with a criminal history. Visit www.workredemption.com, Check out our jobs, if your interested, sign up! If you don't find anything in your area or specialty, let me know and ill search for you. Hope this helps. Tim www.workredemption.com
    workredemption workredemption
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2012

    Never Ending Sentence!

    I took a charge for my ex- in 1998, my life has never been the same! Trying to start a new life, and finding gainful employment is Near impossible! I recently got married, and have an amazing 5/12  month old daughter! She is my world! My wife is awesome in every way! they...
    mbatical mbatical
    31-35, M
    9 Responses Apr 23, 2009

    Follow the Rules & Expunge Your Felony

    I am a felon - convicted in 1999.  I have a class B felony which is not able to be expunged but I have talked to the DA's office in my county of conviction and was told that if I have met all my requirements for post-prison supervision and restitution and kept my nose...
    serran serran
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2009

    Mother Of 2 Convicted Felon Victimized By P.o

    I won't give my name or any specifics to my case, but I will start by saying from the first meet and greet with federal proabation officer I knew I was in for trouble!, just his demeanor and tone towards me!. already assuming and builinging his judgement and opionion on my...
    chrissyofire chrissyofire
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Apr 20, 2011

    Recent Experiences With Jobs Knowing My Felony And They Will Still Interview.

    I have been job searching for over a month now. I finally got two interviews set up. I came right out and asked if a felony of vehicular assault will disqualify me from the job opportunity because I don't want to waste time if I won't even qualify for the position. They both...
    bjbrisen bjbrisen
    1 Response Aug 9, 2011

    Fed Up

    Cristina76 Cristina76
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Sep 17, 2011

    There Is Hope.. Felon to Rn.... No Lying

    I was convicted of Forgery, Fraud, Burglary and Stealing, in 1996..... I didn't get an imposition of sentence, I had to serve my time, my probation, and still have it on my record.  It has always haunted me, but I decided to follow my dreams anyway...  i am now a...
    dianademack dianademack
    16 Responses Apr 6, 2009

    I was convicted of Arson.

    Just got out 3 months ago after serving 15 months. I was a single parent and got in a financial bind and make a horrible mistake with my home. Little did I know that the friend that encouraged me to do this recorded me. I got 5 years. Needless to say its definitely affected my...
    teddy9982 teddy9982
    31-35, F
    Mar 23

    Against The Law To Ask On Job Applications "do You Have A Criminal Record?"

    I did in fact write to Congress, and information was forwarded to me....that is discrimination.....places not in compliance are: some hospitals, many corporations. Report them. Make Noise. We must survive. Virtua hospital asks about a simple misdemeanor. The only people...
    isreal123 isreal123
    4 Responses Apr 19, 2012

    Convicted And Crucified!

    Okay here is the entire story from the beginning. I went up to Skillman Street Pub one night looking for old man Larry to see if I could borrow some money, since I had just gotten laid off. I couldn't find him but a certain someone who used to run the bar asked me why I was...
    blackinkusa blackinkusa
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2011

    Hello, My story is simple

    but has a reason to be shared. I was convicted in 2012 on a aggravated DUI felony. I new I was in trouble, could feel it in my soul down to the very core. I was messed up I came off 3 day binge, talked to a lawyer and he told me to get some help.So I attended AA for the first...
    responsible1 responsible1
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2013

    A Felons Company

     I was convicted in 2005 of a violent felony. I did 13 months and 13 for traffic. When I got out I found what I could and in the back of my mind was the opportunity to start my own business. There was so many restrictions set against me when it came to opening shop but I...
    cmckean cmckean
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2010

    3 Time Convicted Felon

    HEY EVERYONE! LISTEN I AM A 3 TIME CONVICTED FELON. I HAVE FELONIES FROM 1990 - 2003.   In 1990 I was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. I was given 3 years probation and completed it in 1993. Now sometimes this will show up on my back ground and sometimes it...
    moss4573 moss4573
    1 Response Jan 11, 2012

    The Debt Never Paid.

    18 years ago I shook my 4 month old son, who is doing fine in an adoptive family as far as I know. I served 4.5 years of a 10 year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections. I've been out for over 10 years, with no further issues. However, the prosecutor got her wish...
    SocialAbyss SocialAbyss
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 28, 2013

    No Second Chances

    In 2003, I was driving a friend and myself home after doing some drinking. About a mile from our house I wrecked the vehicle, ejecting both of us. He died five days later due to his injuries. A year and a half after the wreck I was convicted of DUI Involuntary Manslaughter and...
    PaulM527 PaulM527
    1 Response Dec 14, 2011

    The Unexpected Felon

    I was born in 1991 to a father who was a wealthy functioning alcoholic (he was a real estate developer who would drink beer starting at around 10 am most days) and a mother who loved her husband, loved being a wife, and hated being a mother. Both of my parents were loving but...
    raeneyday raeneyday
    May 14, 2012

    Bad Mistake

    Well being computer smart is not always a good thing, When i was 17 I learned alot about computers and started using my knowledge to do bad things, Needless to say as soon as i turned 18 Years old I was arrested and Convicted on 2 Felony charges, Class C Felony for Theft, and...
    outbreak outbreak
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2009

    Right In The Middle Of It

    My name is Alex.  I am unsure of where to start off but i'm assuming the beginning will suffice. I grew up in a nice small upper middle class town in a historic part of Massachusetts.  I was by all means, healthy, well adjusted, and incredibly bright.  I had a knack for math...
    GrizzleEBear GrizzleEBear
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2011


    Hi, My name is Abbie Barker, I'm a student studying Fashion Design at the University of Glamorgan. I'm currently doing a project followed by a collection for my final project and am interested in looking into clothes inside prison. I would love the opportunity to talk to somebody...
    abbiebarker abbiebarker
    Mar 11, 2013

    Convicted Felon Who Owns A Company Helping Felons

    I do not widely advertise this fact to friends and associates but, I am a convicted felon and I use my Judgment Collections and Skip Trace company to help train other people who have been convicted of non sex offense/non violent felonies.  I help by training folks, much...
    judgmenthubmichelle judgmenthubmichelle
    10 Responses Jun 21, 2010

    Conspiracy Felony Looking For Some Strenght Facing Possible Jail Time!

    im 30 yrs old married two girls and currently charged with a conspiracy to marihuana distribution. i have my final court january 25th im worried for myself my family. we have decided to face the problem it is real hard seeing what we have lost i was the only contributor to the...
    jmanuelf11 jmanuelf11
    1 Response Dec 13, 2011


    I am a repeat offender.  Life has really kicked my butt, and every time I find myself up against a wall I commit some kind of crime.  I cannot find employment, therefore I resort back to bad habits just to survive.  I would do just about anything to gain employment...this is...
    freedomflyer45 freedomflyer45
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2011

    Let It Be Known All Over The World!!!

    blackinkusa blackinkusa
    Aug 2, 2011
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