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Old 06-17-2011, 09:03 AM   #1
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Icon3 Living with a felony, how does it affect your every day life?

My cousin just turned 18 and he did an armed robbery with a friend when he was 17. He couldve been a good kid, but his dad (my uncle) was locked up for pretty much his whole life. Anyways, he didnt have the gun so hes not getting much time. Hes getting out soon but hes already 18.
My aunt said that since he was still locked up while 18, hell have to put that he had a felony on his job applications even though the crime was committed when he was 17.

My question is; how much harder is life when you have a felony? It seems like it would be hard to get a job since no one would hire a felon.
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I don't even think McDonalds would hire with a felony.

That sums it up pretty well.
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My cousin just turned 18 and he did an armed robbery with a friend when he was 17. He couldve been a good kid, but his dad (my uncle) was locked up for pretty much his whole life. Anyways, he didnt have the gun so hes not getting much time. Hes getting out soon but hes already 18.
My aunt said that since he was still locked up while 18, hell have to put that he had a felony on his job applications even though the crime was committed when he was 17.

My question is; how much harder is life when you have a felony? It seems like it would be hard to get a job since no one would hire a felon.
Yes it will be harder to get a job or get into college and lead a more successful life. Although if your cousin has good behavior for a certain number of years, he probably can get it sealed, if it was not a particularly violent crime.

He probably can work at places where there are no contact with humans much, like sorting UPS boxes in the back
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cant be in the possession of a firearm.

Felons may not be able to serve on juries, vote, hold public office, be a notary public, get federal aid for education, qualify for food stamps or public housing, become an executor of an estate, become a teacher or a firefigher and there are a host of other jobs felons are ineligible for, and travel to other countries is often restricted or barred
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The date the crime was committed is the key, not when he was released. He was technically a minor when the crime occurred so he can have it expunged from his record.
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I'm sure he can find work, he's just going to have to be at his best behavior and stick to leading a good life so he can establish himself again. It might start with some pretty lame jobs but once he has something on his resume and a few good references it could work out pretty decent in the long run.
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^ This.

Obviously it's going to be a LOT tougher. Most employers won't even look at you. However, if he is a good kid and genuinely wants to do well, he will. It will just be tougher for him to get his foot in the door.
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Yes it will be harder to get a job or get into college and lead a more successful life. Although if your cousin has good behavior for a certain number of years, he probably can get it sealed, if it was not a particularly violent crime.

He probably can work at places where there are no contact with humans much, like sorting UPS boxes in the back
Community college would give someone a hard time for having a felony on their record? Thats odd, I'd think they would be okay with it as long as he does a good job. At my old CC there was a guy that had tats on his face, and those were the worst of gangsters. He was always at the school and went to class on time.
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^definitely. felony = no financial aid
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I HAD a few felonies on my record but it never really affected me. I never had a hard time getting a job because of it. I have since had them expunged. I think it will only really effect your cousin if he doesnt carry himself properly.
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The date the crime was committed is the key, not when he was released. He was technically a minor when the crime occurred so he can have it expunged from his record.
not if they charged him as an adult
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If he has a good idea and work ethic, I'd think about starting a business.
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^definitely. felony = no financial aid
depends on where you go. im pretty sure in california you can still receive financial aid.

also i think target will hire some felons.

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not if they charged him as an adult
Doesnt matter if he was adult or not. If he does good and properly petetions the court he can have it expunged.
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Tell him to contact a lawyer about wether or not he can get his record expunged or not.
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your cousin will end up washing dishes until he is 50 - then he can try applying for a mcdonalds position.
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No financial aid for felons as far as I know. But really, armed robbery?

Anyway, a buddy of mine is a felon. Got caught up for possession with intent to sell or something like that. He had a big ziploc bag of weed, a scale, and baggies. And was in the middle of a sale lol. Dude was dumb for doing that ****. But he's working managing a shoe store now, I'm pretty sure he lied on his app tho so if they find out he's screwed.

Tell him to try Homeboy Industries lol. He can make salsa for the rest of his life. That's what happens when you make stupid *** choices.
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A potential student who has been convicted of a felony in the past can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). This application determines an individual's eligibility for federal financial aid based on income. A felony conviction will not be taken into consideration unless the applicant committed a drug-related crime while receiving financial aid in the past.

Read more: Are Convicted Felons Eligible for Educational Financial Assistance? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_7554584_co...#ixzz1PYbgWYnS


From the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) website, www.fafsa.ed.gov:

"...question on the FAFSA asks about convictions for possessing or selling illegal drugs (not including alcohol and tobacco) if the offense occurred during a period of enrollment for which you were receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, and/or work-study). Do not count convictions that have been removed from your record. Do not count convictions that occurred before you turned 18, unless you were tried as an adult."
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Doesnt matter if he was adult or not. If he does good and properly petetions the court he can have it expunged.
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A potential student who has been convicted of a felony in the past can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). This application determines an individual's eligibility for federal financial aid based on income. A felony conviction will not be taken into consideration unless the applicant committed a drug-related crime while receiving financial aid in the past.

Read more: Are Convicted Felons Eligible for Educational Financial Assistance? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_7554584_co...#ixzz1PYbgWYnS


From the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) website, www.fafsa.ed.gov:

"...question on the FAFSA asks about convictions for possessing or selling illegal drugs (not including alcohol and tobacco) if the offense occurred during a period of enrollment for which you were receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, and/or work-study). Do not count convictions that have been removed from your record. Do not count convictions that occurred before you turned 18, unless you were tried as an adult."

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No financial aid for felons as far as I know. But really, armed robbery?

Anyway, a buddy of mine is a felon. Got caught up for possession with intent to sell or something like that. He had a big ziploc bag of weed, a scale, and baggies. And was in the middle of a sale lol. Dude was dumb for doing that ****. But he's working managing a shoe store now, I'm pretty sure he lied on his app tho so if they find out he's screwed.

Tell him to try Homeboy Industries lol. He can make salsa for the rest of his life. That's what happens when you make stupid *** choices.
I dont know the full story but something like they tried to break into a building, and some lady came out then his friend pulled a gun.


Is your friend making a decent living?
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Tell him to contact a lawyer about wether or not he can get his record expunged or not.

This thread isnt really about him and finding a job, I was curious overall how life would be harder with a felony under your belt. But I guess finding a job is the only part where a felony would hold you back.
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"...question on the FAFSA asks about convictions for possessing or selling illegal drugs (not including alcohol and tobacco) if the offense occurred during a period of enrollment for which you were receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, and/or work-study). Do not count convictions that have been removed from your record. Do not count convictions that occurred before you turned 18, unless you were tried as an adult."

Ahhh nice ill let him know. Hes getting his GED right now, and I havent talked to him since January of last year so I dont know his intentions once he gets out of jail. I hope this was a wake up call and he changes his ways. He doesnt look like a thug like his father, he just made some bad choices. Again im hoping his outlook on life is different once he gets out.
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I dont know the full story but something like they tried to break into a building, and some lady came out then his friend pulled a gun.


Is your friend making a decent living?
Meh, he lives with his parents and I don't think he has a car. He's doing better than some people without records tho. That's cool for now, but what's he gonna do in the future when he wants to have kids and buy a house? I don't think you can afford all that selling shoes to teenagers.
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The date the crime was committed is the key, not when he was released. He was technically a minor when the crime occurred so he can have it expunged from his record.
In the state of Texas you're charged as an adult at 17. Good luck to getting his record sealed or expunged.
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My cousin just turned 18 and he did an armed robbery with a friend when he was 17. He couldve been a good kid, but his dad (my uncle) was locked up for pretty much his whole life.
Ok and what stopped him from being a good kid? A cop out?
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