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    Hello, my name is joe, I live in phoenix arizona and im 19, when i was 16 I had a domestic dispute with my mother, she called the cops and me and claimed I pushed her down, I have two misdameanors, assault, and criminal damages. I went and did the diversion, so technically i was never convicted, and I have gotten the charges expunged




    If I'm applying for a firefighter and tell them about the situtation will it make the chances of me being hired slim? If I avoided telling them, will they find it in the background check even though i was a juvnile and the record was expunged??

    thank you

  • #2
    the worst part about it was the police report makes it look very....bad, I never even came close to striking my mother but she was scratching and slapping me and I grabbed her wrist and the criminal damages are because when i was leaving the house I slammed my door which cause it to crack

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    • #3
      the assault was just "simple assault" I believe, I think the lightest form of assault. I know its off my record, but that the police department may still have it on record, would they find it?

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      • #4
        It was 3 years ago?

        As long as you haven't had anything on your record since then you should be fine since it happened when you were a minor.

        Definitely tell your background investigator about it. They'll find it.

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        • #5
          All things are considered in the hiring process, both good and bad. Of course you want to have only good and a lot of them, but most everyone has something: a speeding ticket, bad credit, being let go from a job, something that is considered a “Ding”. The thing you want to do is put as much distance between yourself and the things that happened in your past.

          I would say that it would be better to have a Ding in your record when you were young than latter in life. You never want to try and hide what happened but also can say, “I can’t believe I was ever that young and immature, I have come so far and matured so much since, I can’t believe that was me”.

          A few years, a bunch of classes and some experience behind you and I don’t think you will have a problem. But it will come up, be prepared.
          Good Luck, Capt Rob
          www.myfireinterview.com

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          • #6
            Read what each application asks for

            May ask for allconvictions and arrests


            We added even if it has been cleared by the courts
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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            • #7
              First of all there is no such thing as an expunged record. Secondly, once is bad, twice is a pattern. This will not bode well for you in the hiring process.

              I do agree with everything Rob said with the exception of the fact that it won't be a problem. Time, distance and shielding (similar to a haz mat call) are your best friend.
              Last edited by paulLepore; 04-02-2011, 05:02 PM.
              Paul Lepore
              Division Chief
              Aspiringfirefighters.com
              AspiringFireOfficers.com

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              • #8
                e[QUOTE=paulLepore;1260801]First of all there is no such thing as an expunged record. Secondly, once is bad, twice is a pattern. This will not bode well for you in the hiring process......[/QUOTE I appreciate all the great responses, negative and positive. Both of the misdameaners occured during the same day, so would they still see that as a pattern?

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                • #9
                  It depends. Did the cops come out for one incident and then have to return for a second time?
                  Paul Lepore
                  Division Chief
                  Aspiringfirefighters.com
                  AspiringFireOfficers.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by paulLepore View Post
                    It depends. Did the cops come out for one incident and then have to return for a second time?
                    No, it was all one trip, they came, asked my.mom what happened, took pictures of the door I slammed and left

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                    • #11
                      I have two petty offenses (MIP) and one misdemeanor for giving a cop the middle finger in 2003. Obviously, I was pretty stupid when it came to alcohol. All of these were over 8 years ago. I haven't had any other problems and have a clean driving record. I'm getting ready to go through this process and I think since it was so long ago I’ll be fine. I think Chief Lepore is right, Time, Distance, and Shielding.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Adam_Smith View Post
                        I have two petty offenses (MIP) and one misdemeanor for giving a cop the middle finger in 2003. Obviously, I was pretty stupid when it came to alcohol. All of these were over 8 years ago. I haven't had any other problems and have a clean driving record. I'm getting ready to go through this process and I think since it was so long ago I’ll be fine. I think Chief Lepore is right, Time, Distance, and Shielding.
                        I just recently got hired and I had a misdemeanor for drinking under age, it was about 9 years ago. I talked about it in my interview and owned my mistakes, you should be fine going through the process. Good luck I hope you get an offer!

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                        • #13
                          Yeah i'm just worried about the frequency issue. I haven't had my background interview yet but I expect to have it in the next month or so. I'll keep you updated.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Adam_Smith View Post
                            Yeah i'm just worried about the frequency issue. I haven't had my background interview yet but I expect to have it in the next month or so. I'll keep you updated.
                            I wouldn't stress about it, its in the past. Be honest with your BI and they should understand. What process are you going through if you dont mind me asking?

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                              Sent you a message

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