I Am a Convicted Felon

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    I am a convicted felon

    that has been on probation for almost 5 years now. A lot has changed since I got in trouble, I am now married and have two children. I'm finding work wherever I can, since most places won't hire me because of my conviction. I have paid already over $5,000 to the state and still...
    Will3691 Will3691
    26-30, M
    Feb 24, 2015

    Cracked Up

    Preach pastor preach thats what they say now,but 16 years ago my life was much different.I was srtung out on drugs a slave to alcohol you name it I did it.Whatever I had to do to support my habit I did it,I stole lied,cheated.I used to rob anybody I came in contact with ,I broke...
    Jolley2 Jolley2
    Jun 25, 2013

    I'm not a felon!!! never been in jail

    or prison in my life I just liked the page
    jojom543 jojom543
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    I was arrested 2 times 1st time i was in court

    for something else and they ran my name i just got married a month before. So when they ran my name i was arrested for forgey... the 2nd time was on my youngest daughters brithday for not paying the court fines....
    amycrenshae amycrenshae
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2014

    I'm a Thief

    in 2002 i was convicted of 5th degree felony theft and 1st degree misdemeanor theft. i robbed my parents $1500 dollars cash on father's day, and snatched my "boyfriend's" mothers' purse which contained $110. i was smoking crack at the time. i also commited a multitude...
    scooper scooper
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2008


    Yeah, life is unfair. We’ve heard it a thousand times. My story is like the rest. I was doing great educationally and financially when drugs became the most important thing in my life. I was arrested on a possession charge and was released, not even booked, once my co...
    SugarStarr617 SugarStarr617
    3 Responses Jul 10, 2010

    We Deserve Rights Too...

    I am a convicted felon. I was arrested 6 days before graduation from a major public university and charged with multiple felonies related to selling marijuana (I was found with 40,000 cash and 2lbs. marijuana, plus paraphernalia). The police were "kind" enough to not inform the...
    UnfairlyTreated248 UnfairlyTreated248
    6 Responses Apr 11, 2010

    My first time being a felon

    and I would like to have some support besides the support my bf is giving me. In order for me to be off of my 18 months of probation, I have to pay $2300 to get off. Thats not monthly, thats the total amount. Ive been trying to find a job and nobody wants to call me back. Does...
    dianeh30 dianeh30
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2015


    im 27 years...im felony....i been good all my life.. wake up every morning and cant belive im a felony...i charge for credit card fraud...six felonies...one day..how do u move forward
    feelp feelp
    26-30, F
    Nov 16, 2012

    Anybody Going Through The Same Thing

    i am a convicted felon in florida i have learned from my mistakes but try and tell the employers that they won't give me a chance anybody out there have this problem if you have did you overcome it and how i need advice
    cordeninobrown cordeninobrown
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Aug 12, 2013

    I Am Not My Past

    Telling myself that every day is as important as believing it.  Some days are easier than others but this gets me through the day.  I used to commit crimes to support a very expensive meth addiction, and every day I am reminded of that by realizing that I have to work harder...
    paknari paknari
    1 Response Dec 19, 2011

    Picking Up The Pieces For 3rd Time, Losing Steam

    In 2003 I violated probation, which I was on for a weed charge I didn't work with police so they decided to give me a tough judge in Orange county FL. On my way home while on probation I was pulled over for a headlight that went out while driving. The cop said my eyes were red...
    Dave35inFLA Dave35inFLA
    3 Responses Dec 27, 2012

    Our Lives Are Changed Forever

    My boyfriend is a convicted felon due to hanging out with his boss who framed him for a robbery in a frat house. He had a 4.0 GPA in micro biology, and had all MCAT score to get into medical school, all before his "friends" in the small town college said he broke into a house he...
    BigHeartOpenMind BigHeartOpenMind
    Sep 25, 2012

    I Am A Convicted Felon

    I was recently convicted of a white collar crime and now carry the title of "felon". I sometimes look back on what I did and wonder "what was I thinking" I reflect on all of the reasons and where my head was at then, but the simple fact remains,there are no good reasons and...
    AEH66 AEH66
    1 Response May 18, 2012

    Hard Times

    Hi, I am a convicted felon, when i was a lot younger i made many mistakes all drug related. i wont get into my childhood or try to lay blame anywhere other than with myself. However, my last felony conviction was 7 years ago and i guess in the state of florida a person will never...
    alaynasdad alaynasdad
    31-35, M
    8 Responses Apr 23, 2008

    becoming a felon has changed my life,

    sometimes I think back to when I was young and free but all I have is a foggy memory of my youth. over the years I've made some dumb choices and they are all a product of the first conviction. I'm jobless, friendless, penniless have no family to support me and depressed. it's...
    invisible36 invisible36
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2015
    TheOriginalBadGirlBGC TheOriginalBadGirlBGC
    31-35, F
    Mar 27, 2014

    Petition For Felons To Get All There Rights Back Need Signatures

    hi every one i have a petition to get the rights back for felons and need signatures . if you want to sign it go to my facebook and request to be freinds joe franklin vidor texas thanks
    sethbob sethbob
    1 Response Nov 16, 2012

    I was charged with obtaining money under false

    pretense... Finding a job seems to be the hardest part of this process
    myke757 myke757
    26-30, M
    Feb 15, 2014

    Predicate Felon

    The stigma really sucks! I am a felon for life now. Even after my first one 8 years ago I was told I would get that expunged after 10 years but I never made it more that 7 years before I caught my 2nd felony for the same charge(marijuana possession) and a lot of it. Does not...
    fam6236 fam6236
    36-40, M
    Mar 25, 2013

    Discrimination....isn't That Against the Law??

    All our lives are multi-faceted like a gemstone but when we become a felon, we cease to be human.  The system in place is designed to keep us down and contributes to the recidivism rates. I was convicted in 1996 of trafficking in cannabis by a small town judge in nowhere...
    livewench livewench
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Mar 25, 2009

    First Time Offender

    I am a first time offender. I did something very stupid because I had a shopping problem. I was taking money from my place of business. I had worked there for 15 years and started taking money towards the end to pay the bills. I was taking my paycheck and buying clothes...
    sweetjrgal088 sweetjrgal088
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

    I was arrested 2 times 1st time i was in court

    for something else and they ran my name i just got married a month before. So when they ran my name i was arrested for forgey... the 2nd time was on my youngest daughters brithday for not paying the court fines....
    amyleecrenshaw amyleecrenshaw
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Jun 17, 2015

    I Am A Felon At The Age Of 28

    i was convicted of conspiracy to deliver meth back in march of 2010, when i was 4 months pregnant with my son. I have been through alot and seriously feel like i have grown alot since then. sadly society does not see it that way and i try not to let it get to me, but it does. I...
    sumgrl sumgrl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2011

    i wish i wouldve listened to my mother

    and my grandmother, with age comes wisdom mom said,"if you cant do the time dont do the crime" and my gmaw said, "if something seems to good to be true, it is" in one ear and out the other it went but now i see the weight of those words.. i dont think you should follow the laws...
    father4leaf father4leaf
    31-35, M
    Jul 16, 2015

    i started working in ***** clubs at age 22 i am

    31 now at 23 i met x there he had a grow house and got busted because his people snitched on him i was in the house the day it happened and got dragged into this mess i got dropped the trafficking but got stuck with battery on leo we got the trafficking charges dropped because...
    bella7771 bella7771
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2015


    Im 24 turn 25 in 6 days. I was sleeping in my car at an appartment complex with a friend at the time wen we got woke up by the cops the cops find a stolen credit card and id in the girls purse i was with and also finds a bag full of different peoples mail in my trunk that was...
    gobo52 gobo52
    May 31, 2013

    I have done two prison commitments

    for a total of 11yrs. Upon my first release I got a job fairly easy. Then I started using and selling but managed to finish my parole. About a year and a half later after having my door kicked in 4 times they finally got me with possession and I went back to prison. I did 18...
    ccmo ccmo
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2014

    What Can I Do?

    I am a 40 year old mother of three that has been convicted of a felony DUI.  i had never been in trouble before in my life and now every time I turn around it seems like thats all I find.  I cant find a job because of this and because I dont have a drivers licence.  What can I...
    ksredd70 ksredd70
    1 Response Mar 15, 2011


    I am 25 yrs old ... I have no children and i am single. I have been all over the world I have over 5,000 community service hours . And i am a convicted felon. My life has be on pause for two years now. I have no money I wait tables and am currently working on an associates...
    growing25 growing25
    1 Response Nov 4, 2012

    10 years in prison in Columbia(the country)

    for smuggling drugs. Sentenced to 15 more years in Croatia for drug smuggling along with Armed Robbery and Deadly Assult but fled with my wife and children before I was scheduled to surrender. That's why I LOVE my ******* wife! She NEVER left me! Her *** could have easily went...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird
    41-45, M
    Apr 17, 2014

    I was convicted recently less

    than a year. I can't find work. People just turn the heads when the see it. I'm 33 and had nothing more than a traffic ticket. Now they just brush me off like I'm a killer! I'm the furtherest from it! FML!
    Pinkshoxx23 Pinkshoxx23
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 31, 2015

    Forever Reminded And Not Allowed To Forget Or Move On!

    My story is too long and too indepth to go into but I am looking for felons like myself as a support group to help get through these day to day challenges and how to cope with the whispers and looks.
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2013

    First Time Crime And Now A Felon For Life

    I never thought I would be writing this but I need help moving on. I have worked hard to be a good person my whole life but I have always had problems with trusting the wrong the people and this is how I became a felon. I got divorced and moved back to the city I was from I was...
    Depressed68 Depressed68
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2013

    Reading this to better understand.

    It's such a shame the way felons are treated.
    SoCalSoBeIt SoCalSoBeIt
    26-30, M
    Apr 21, 2014

    My First Charge.... I Am Now A Convicted Felon

    Im 22 years old, I hung with the wrong crowd trying to be cool. I just wanted to fit in like everyone else. My mother tried to stop me but I thought I could handle myself. Growing up, I had always been an outcast. So I figured if I hung out and did the things that the cool people...
    AliciaB90 AliciaB90
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

    I Had No Idea It Feel Like This

    I'm 20 years old, I have a 16 month old son and as of today I am a convicted felon. June of last year my boyfriend at the time's mother set me up, she had cops following us because she knew we were selling and using. Pretty ironic how I was the only one who got in trouble though...
    PrettySuicidal PrettySuicidal
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2013

    Chuggin Along

    When I last shared a story on this website, I was wallowing in a cave of self pity and fear.  I had started to question the reason I was in college and was doubting my future and the possibilities that lied therein.  To give a brief background I will qualify.  I am a convicted...
    GrizzleEBear GrizzleEBear
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2012

    Where Do I Go From Here?

    I am 19 years old, and I am not yet a felon, but I have 3 pending felonies of first degree murder, attempted armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit attempted AR. I am distraught because back in March, I was arrested before I could graduate high school. I had a 3.93 GPA and I was...
    MissUnderstood160 MissUnderstood160
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2012

    Shattered Dreams

    I had dreams just like yours...to be successful, financially comfortable, and to leave a legacy for my child.  I involved myself in a real estate business with some partners I did not know well.  Little did I know that they were involved in illegal activities that I...
    WantMyLifeBack WantMyLifeBack
    5 Responses Mar 1, 2009

    Unfair Background Checks

    I am an almost 40 year old felon with multiple convictions. My convictions range anywhere from auto theft to assault with a weapon. I have been out of prison for just over 5 years now. In January it will be 7 years from my last conviction. I moved away from the city where I...
    BigRob6889 BigRob6889
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 16, 2013

    I See Why Its A Revolving Door....

    I was just recently denied a job because of my background. The company that hired me used an outsourced agency to run my background. When they ran my background, they brought up everything even charges that I was not convicted of. The policy of the agency was that they only show...
    bonezzz bonezzz
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2012

    The hardest thing is telling people

    that i'm a convicted felon. I have a 1st degree felony on my record that is going to stay with me forever, part of my punishment I guess.
    Frankie96 Frankie96
    26-30, F
    Dec 14, 2013

    It's Uphill From Here

    I wasn't ever going to do this because I was just too ashamed and embarrassed. However I have come to the decision to not only share my story, but perhaps write a book someday, and really share my story, and hopefully help others. Here it is, cut and dry. On September 19th 2011...
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Jan 19, 2012

    I Just Plead To A Felony

    I plead to a felony DUI causing bodily injury. This is my second DUI. I have been attending counseling before all of this and now have to tell my job. I'm going to ask for a 6 month leave of absence, as I plead to a 6 month plea. It seems really harsh. I was placed on a scram...
    Unknownfutures Unknownfutures
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2013

    I Am Not A Felon...yet

    but I might as well be. I currently have a felony and a misdemeanor pending on my record. I thought at the very least I could get another job and save money before I am actually convicted. But no, Every job I am applying to is treating me like I am a murderer. I can't say I blame...
    eatontowngirlxo eatontowngirlxo
    18-21, F
    6 Responses May 22, 2012

    Let me start off by saying

    if you met me you would not think I was a felon. I have always been a good person. People who have known me my whole life can't even believe it. I have always been teacher's pet, my moms best child, and the best friend anyone could ask for. When I was 19 I got in trouble for the...
    love2behated84 love2behated84
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 6, 2014
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