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I Am a Convicted Felon

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    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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    Can You Reduce A Felony To A Misdemeanor

    I currently have a first time Felony charge for Aggravated Assault (Adjudication Withheld) on my record that's about 4 years old now. This all started about 4 years ago with an ex-girlfriend (who was a lunatic) decided to cheat on me. I caught her red handed with the other guy...
    highoctanerock highoctanerock 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2011

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    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 6 Responses Jun 17

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    Not Allowed to Stay Married

    HI in 2002 I took some money from an employer. I t was stupid and I'm on probation. I pay restitution monthly.  In july of this year I met the man of my dreams and fell in love and got married. He was on probation for assault but was never violent to me. He got put in a...
    ostracizedinks ostracizedinks 41-45 2 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    Oxycontin Addiction Brought Me to My Knees

    I was a successful RN with a degenerative spine problem. I was prescribed Oxycontin and for a few years did ok on it. It was a great drug for my pain, but then I had a series of events that lead me into a worse physical condition and depression. I changed jobs but that still didn...
    2rose 2rose 41-45 1 Response Feb 10, 2009

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    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 36-40 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    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

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    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 4 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    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 51-55 5 Responses Mar 1, 2009

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    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

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    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 31-35 3 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    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 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    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 1 Response Aug 5

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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    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 41-45 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    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 36-40 2 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    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 41-45 1 Response Mar 15, 2011

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    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 Dec 2, 2012

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    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 22-25 6 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    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

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    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 26-30, M Jul 16

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    Why

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 Mar 27, 2014

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    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 3 Responses Jun 30, 2013

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    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

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    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 22-25 Sep 25, 2012

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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 22-25, M Feb 24

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    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 26-30 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    Reading this to better understand.

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

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    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 5 Responses May 22, 2012

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    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 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    :(

    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 26-30 3 Responses Jul 10, 2010

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    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 22-25 2 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    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 26-30 11 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    A Felon With A Job And A Plan

    i am a felon with multiple felonies. i have built a career with my record and no college degree. i have a 6 figure salary and am building my own business. i want to offer any other felon a plan to achieve similar results with their lives. even if you are not computer savvy, you...
    dcrox dcrox 41-45, M May 22, 2013

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    Jobs For Ex-felons

    Try my site out www.tashasmith.webs.com watch the video and contact me if you want to join the cause.
    tashasmith tashasmith 26-30 Jan 29, 2009

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    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 22-25 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    I Am a Convicted Felon of a White Collar Crime

    I would like to meet other people who have made a criminal mistake and find out who they have overcome this huge obstacle. It doesn't seem like anyone wants to give felons a second chance, so what are we to do? I am married and have children, and fortunatetly, found work as a...
    saposmom39 saposmom39 36-40 18 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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