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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    ..... not all rules consider the potential outcome....
    True.
    "Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


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    Quote Originally Posted by ptonsparky View Post
    ...because many of us disagree on what it says.
    It says what it says. We often disagree on what it means, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Listenupjunior View Post
    I'm 22 years old and thinking about going to trade school. The issue is that I have a misdemeanor charge that I didn't get convicted for and I got it expunged. Is it possible for me to still be an electrician?
    Some localities (local employers) would hand you a pair of Kleins, a side cutter and a screwdriver and call yourself electrician. These guys don't even carry a Wiggie (tester). The way they test for a live wire is touch a wire to ground to see sparks fly. . . yeah it is hot all right.
    I mentioned Kleins (favorite pliers) for seasoned electricians. It somehow imparts your seriousness to be a part of the crowd.
    Jesting aside, if this (mistake) were expunged, you did not do anything wrong. . . and you don't have to mention it. Our laws do have compassion for people like you. . . and you learned from your mistake I hope.
    Some government officials had done time and still got re-elected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggunn View Post
    It says what it says. We often disagree on what it means, though.
    I know what it means, you guys don’t.
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    No problem. Look at my screen name. I was charged with three felonies and 4 misdemeanors for a hollowed prank with home made fireworks, convicted of one of each. And those referral services (that you probably don't want to be involved with anyway) that say they do back round checks? Well they passed me with flying colors....

    I have three licences. Some of them ask the F question in the application. Nothing further ever came of it
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    A close friend took his VA masters while in the State Pen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrofelon View Post
    No problem. Look at my screen name. I was charged with three felonies and 4 misdemeanors for a hollowed prank ...
    Hallowe'en prank, maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggunn View Post
    Hallowe'en prank, maybe?
    Yes, correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Listenupjunior View Post
    I'm 22 years old and thinking about going to trade school. The issue is that I have a misdemeanor charge that I didn't get convicted for and I got it expunged. Is it possible for me to still be an electrician?
    If it was truly expunged it's more or less like it didn't happen although at least some of the records are still going to be around. Since you were not convicted it's not going to make a whole lot of difference for the vast majority of jobs. I think there might be some record of it kept that might be available to some governmental entities but it's not going to be available under normal record checks.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Listenupjunior View Post
    I'm 22 years old and thinking about going to trade school. The issue is that I have a misdemeanor charge that I didn't get convicted for and I got it expunged. Is it possible for me to still be an electrician?
    Absolutely


    I think that in most cases its going to depend on what the charge was for. Generally speaking for most areas it tends to go this way.....

    Felony theft ( esp. repeated)- likely a non starter- prospective employers look at it like if you did it to someone else, then you can do it to them.

    One time Misdemeanor theft- nobodys gonna care about the time you got nailed when you boosted from Walmart in 2005....

    Aggravated assault (Felony)- no biggie-(unless the the dude you worked over was a former employer who fired you. )

    Simple assault (Misdemeanor)- nobodys gonna care that you slugged some moron and spent a few hours in jail.

    DWI/DUI-One or 2 old ones (more than a couple of years have passed) is ok, anything more/more recent, than that can be problematic.

    Up to a couple misdemeanors or low level felonies for a little dope that happened years back- just like the other stuff above, it boils down to this-As long as you can show that you are/have been keeping your act together- you come off as mature, you pass the pee test, it happened a more than a while ago, you'll be fine with most. Besides whatever the case was, you were expunged- thats good enough for a lot of prospective employers.
    Last edited by user 100; 10-14-17 at 08:15 PM.

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