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A domestic violence conviction may impact your career

On Behalf of | May 21, 2021 | Domestic Violence |

Domestic violence in Georgia can have serious implications for the future of your career. You might not be eligible for certain federal jobs depending on the crime you were convicted of. There are a few crimes on your record that can bar you from working at a federal agency for years to the rest of your life, and domestic violence is one of them.

How does a domestic violence charge impact your career options?

Many professions take the impact of a domestic violence conviction seriously. In some cases, you may have to revoke your professional license altogether. However, a hiring manager may hire you if you have someone to vouch for you. Otherwise, reapply for your license after a certain length of time has passed. Depending on where you live, you will have to fulfill certain requirements to prove that you have changed.

What do federal employment agencies consider?

One of the first things an employment agency of any kind will consider is your overall temperament and personality. This is especially true for getting hired at a federal employment agency. Another factor that federal agencies often consider is how the crime you were convicted of relates to the job you are trying to apply for. For example, if the job requires that you be around flammable materials, you may not get hired with a charge of arson on your record. Regardless of what type of federal job you are searching for, you cannot have any conflicts of interest.

What else can you do?

If you were convicted of domestic violence recently, the best thing you can do for yourself is likely to get training for a different yet related career. For example, if you have lost a license for working as a therapist, consider a career as a vet tech. This is because working as a therapist requires a great deal of empathy, and you can direct those same skills to working as a vet tech.

A criminal conviction can seriously affect your career prospects, so it’s best to avoid being convicted if at all possible. You may want to ask a defense attorney about your options for fighting a domestic violence charge.


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