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I was convicted of FELONY B&E (AID&ABET)in 1999. My attorney yelled at me 30 mins. before trial. Mind you that I kept telling him all that happened was that I received gifts from a boy who liked me. I did not know his background or that he was a complete liar and a thief. He had great manners and took me home to meet his mom. I was giving him a ride and next thing I knew, cops surrounded me with guns. They wanted him. Long story sort, A neighbor who was also the detective asked me what happened I told him the truth, I did not know, but I told him about the gifts. Instead of telling me my friends background he writes out 8 pages of charges! I was locked up and giving a court appt. attorney who forgot about me. He forgot I was even in jail for 81 days! I asked for a new attorney and was denied unless I could afford my own. When I did get out I never heard from him or received any papers until my day in court. That's when he told me to take the plea bargain. He failed to gather the evidence that proved I was not guilty. I was working, going to school, and recovering from my surgery. My attorney told me that I would go to prison for one thing or another and I had no chance and that he was trying to help me. When he told me it was a sure thing, considering he did notting on my case, and my mother had just been diagnoised with breast cancer, what could I do. I am a Class H felon.
My own probation officer told me to try to expunge my record. Here in NC, after 18, no chance. I have sinced received a Paralegal degree, had an internship at District Court, on the Honor Society and still can't get my life on track. Doors have been slammed in my face. I wrote Governor Easley and applied for a Pardon last year. This year I was rejected. Without that Pardon, I can not obtain my Notary, the class I have already passed. Yesterday I was denied section 8 housing, after waiting on the list for 4 years. I am a single parent of a 4 and a half year old. No where to live and no money. Why is my son being punished!! What did he do wrong? I have been trying to overcome my conviction, but I am finding it hard to continue. Gov. Easley denied me with a letter that only said: "This is to inform you that your request for a Pardon had been denied. If you wish to reapply, you may do so three years from the date of this letter, Sincerely, Barry J. Jenkins, Governor's Clemency Administrator". No explanation. I want to die now. I lost my life in 1999 and was stupid to think I could continue with my goals. I am a hermit, I am afaid to trust anyone for fear of getting in trouble again. I thought I was a good person, but the State of North Carolina does not think so. By the way, I did apple to work in District Court and was not hired. I can work for free, just not for money. All I want is to work for the courts or at a good lawfirm and support my son who is disabled. After I was told that I can't get housing because of a felony, I now understand that death is better. There are no second chances. I even told Gov. Easley about the attorney, that did not matter. I am 28 now and I live with this pain everyday. I just wanted to let people know, even Steve, don't judge a person only by what a piece of paper says, judge by what you know and see of that person. Some people do not believe that I am a convicted felon because they really know me. I hope things get better for the rest of you. I am giving up!
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I was convicted of FELONY B&E (AID&ABET)in 1999. My attorney yelled at me 30 mins. before trial. Mind you that I kept telling him all that happened was that I received gifts from a boy who liked me. I did not know his background or that he was a complete liar and a thief. He had great manners and took me home to meet his mom. I was giving him a ride and next thing I knew, cops surrounded me with guns. They wanted him. Long story sort, A neighbor who was also the detective asked me what happened I told him the truth, I did not know, but I told him about the gifts. Instead of telling me my friends background he writes out 8 pages of charges! I was locked up and giving a court appt. attorney who forgot about me. He forgot I was even in jail for 81 days! I asked for a new attorney and was denied unless I could afford my own. When I did get out I never heard from him or received any papers until my day in court. That's when he told me to take the plea bargain. He failed to gather the evidence that proved I was not guilty. I was working, going to school, and recovering from my surgery. My attorney told me that I would go to prison for one thing or another and I had no chance and that he was trying to help me. When he told me it was a sure thing, considering he did notting on my case, and my mother had just been diagnoised with breast cancer, what could I do. I am a Class H felon.

My own probation officer told me to try to expunge my record. Here in NC, after 18, no chance. I have sinced received a Paralegal degree, had an internship at District Court, on the Honor Society and still can't get my life on track. Doors have been slammed in my face. I wrote Governor Easley and applied for a Pardon last year. This year I was rejected. Without that Pardon, I can not obtain my Notary, the class I have already passed. Yesterday I was denied section 8 housing, after waiting on the list for 4 years. I am a single parent of a 4 and a half year old. No where to live and no money. Why is my son being punished!! What did he do wrong? I have been trying to overcome my conviction, but I am finding it hard to continue. Gov. Easley denied me with a letter that only said: "This is to inform you that your request for a Pardon had been denied. If you wish to reapply, you may do so three years from the date of this letter, Sincerely, Barry J. Jenkins, Governor's Clemency Administrator". No explanation. I want to die now. I lost my life in 1999 and was stupid to think I could continue with my goals. I am a hermit, I am afaid to trust anyone for fear of getting in trouble again. I thought I was a good person, but the State of North Carolina does not think so. By the way, I did apple to work in District Court and was not hired. I can work for free, just not for money. All I want is to work for the courts or at a good lawfirm and support my son who is disabled. After I was told that I can't get housing because of a felony, I now understand that death is better. There are no second chances. I even told Gov. Easley about the attorney, that did not matter. I am 28 now and I live with this pain everyday. I just wanted to let people know, even Steve, don't judge a person only by what a piece of paper says, judge by what you know and see of that person. Some people do not believe that I am a convicted felon because they really know me. I hope things get better for the rest of you. I am giving up!
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Oct 23, 2007
 
I was convicted of FELONY B&E (AID&ABET) in 1999. My attorney yelled at me 30 mins. before trial. Mind you that I kept telling him all that happened was that I received gifts from a boy who liked me. I did not know his background or that he was a complete liar and a thief. He had great manners and took me home to meet his mom. I was giving him a ride and next thing I knew, cops surrounded me with guns. They wanted him. Long story sort, A neighbor who was also the detective asked me what happened I told him the truth, I did not know, but I told him about the gifts. Instead of telling me my friendís background he writes out 8 pages of charges! I was locked up and giving a court appt. attorney who forgot about me. He forgot I was even in jail for 81 days! I asked for a new attorney and was denied unless I could afford my own. When I did get out I never heard from him or received any papers until my day in court. That's when he told me to take the plea bargain. He failed to gather the evidence that proved I was not guilty. I was working, going to school, and recovering from my surgery. My attorney told me that I would go to prison for one thing or another and I had no chance and that he was trying to help me. When he told me it was a sure thing, considering he did noting on my case and my mother had just been diagnosed with breast cancer, what could I do? I am a Class H felon.

My own probation officer told me to try to expunge my record. Here in NC, after 18, no chance. I have since received a Paralegal degree, had an internship at District Court, on the Honor Society and still can't get my life on track. Doors have been slammed in my face. I wrote Governor Easley and applied for a Pardon last year. This year I was rejected. Without that Pardon, I can not obtain my Notary, the class I have already passed. Yesterday I was denied section 8 housing, after waiting on the list for 4 years. I am a single parent of a 4 and a half year old. No where to live and no money. Why is my son being punished!! What did he do wrong? I have been trying to overcome my conviction, but I am finding it hard to continue. Gov. Easley denied me with a letter that only said: "This is to inform you that your request for a Pardon had been denied. If you wish to reapply, you may do so three years from the date of this letter, Sincerely, Barry J. Jenkins, Governor's Clemency Administrator". No explanation. I want to die now. I lost my life in 1999 and was stupid to think I could continue with my goals. I am a hermit, I am afraid to trust anyone for fear of getting in trouble again. I thought I was a good person, but the State of North Carolina does not think so. By the way, I did apple to work in District Court and was not hired. I can work for free, just not for money. All I want is to work for the courts or at a good law firm and support my son who is disabled. After I was told that I can't get housing because of a felony, I now understand that death is better. There are no second chances. I even told Gov. Easley about the attorney that did not matter. I am 28 now and I live with this pain everyday. I just wanted to let people know, even Steve, don't judge a person only by what a piece of paper says, judge by what you know and see of that person. Some people do not believe that I am a convicted felon because they really know me. I hope things get better for the rest of you. I am giving up!
Billy Bob Ann

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Oct 24, 2007
 
Don't worry, be happy!!!
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Oct 24, 2007
 

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Well here is my story, I was reloading shells for shooting and one exploded in the process. The powder caused my apartment to flare up setting off an explosion with my jugs of reloading powder. In the process I loss my left hand (later from gangrene it was amputated to my elbow).

I lost everything I owned in the fire, 1-year later I was charged with "Storage of Dangerous Ordnance." This was a second degree felony.

My first time ever charged with any type of crime, before this I was in the military and had a Special Top Secret Security Clearance and a great military record.

I was told to plea bargain, because I couldn't afford to pay back the damages to the apartment.

I struggled for years trying to get past my new handicap and was able to complete a Master's of Education from a good university. However, I can never become a teacher because I have a felony record.

I feel my life would have better better if I died on the battlefield in Iraq, than to live this life of a second class citizen. America is no longer the country we used to believe in. The country is lost, and ANYONE has the chance to become a felon by an accident or bad luck.

I've lost faith in everything, this will never come back. I asked God many times why didn't he let me die in the fire instead of allowing me to survive in poverty, with no hope. Try getting a good job position with one arm and a felony record.

We are a nation that isn't great anymore, I have no faith in the beliefs I used to hold dear:
God, Faith, and the USA.

These are gone when my arm was gone.

(It could be worse for some of you people out there)
Ron Paul Supporter

Morganton, NC

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JBar8729 wrote:
I am a convicted felon for owning a pitbull that attacked a little girl... Before this i was an active citzen in my community and still am... I just can't believe how many employers will not hire just because of this label... I have over 5 years of experience in my profession i am also in school to recieve a hire degree and this still all does not matter... and to apply to truth's comment this isn't a third world country so us americans are tyring to make it too.... and i have also been up front and tell my story and then i never hear from employers again and you can't sue them because you don't have any proof they aren't hiring you for the conviction!
A felony conviction is a terrible noose around one's neck. Fortunately, employers can choose whom they wish to hire, without retribution from a disgruntled felon. Felons cannot vote legally either, not that many of them ever would...

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Lawndale, NC

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Oct 27, 2007
 
Ask our mayor how he got a job..Armed robbery is his felon..That is what the paper said when he was elected,ask him..

Since: Oct 07

Lawndale, NC

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Oct 27, 2007
 
Ron Paul Supporter wrote:
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A felony conviction is a terrible noose around one's neck. Fortunately, employers can choose whom they wish to hire, without retribution from a disgruntled felon. Felons cannot vote legally either, not that many of them ever would...
Wrong...Our Mayor is a convicted felon..It said so in the Home Town news when he was elected..Go figure that..
Mike

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Oct 28, 2007
 
Teresa Alonso, you said Medicare fraud. Where you working with Medicare patients, or did you use someones insurance?
Mike

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Oct 28, 2007
 
Where you working for Medicare or did you use someones health insurance?
keeping it real

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jesus can fix it. give your life to christ and he'll give you favor with those in high positions. he can touch their hearts to say yes i'll hire you. pray sweetie and let God work it out. i am a living testimony.
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Oct 29, 2007
 
Mikecharlottenc wrote:
I've been looking for a job since Semptember 06. No luck. I've been on
several interviews and had the job until they ran a background check. After that it was wrap. I don't know what to do. I don't wanna boom again, but society is making me think about doing it again...
Hi there Yeah im in the same situation too just cant seem to get a job and I suck at school even though im trying just killing me right now at this and just am misrable
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Nov 2, 2007
 
I've many mistakes in my past. I have a felony for grand theft. I can't find a job anywhere. Not to mention i owe child support for two kids from the past.And now that i'm trying to get my life back. I have a wife and two more lil ones that have to suffer every six months i go to court for my past.I've applied everywhere. I'm losing hope.

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Nov 2, 2007
 
People need services. When I was at rock bottom some years ago, I cut grass and painted until I found something better. I made cash and kept what I earned. A lot of X-cons do things like that. Staying away from the bars and the booze hounds will save money and help keep you away from trouble. Good luck.
Alan

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HI. I'AM CUBAN, 22 YEars Old.i was just looking for the subject help hind a job for convicted felons. when i came across this page and i was very touch by what its happening to us lately.. and even though i understand that only us put our selfs in this position... we do deserve a chance to make things better in life for we all dont stay the same we change.. but, some remain the same. doing what they use to.. but as for me and as for all of u out there.. with felony convictions its hard. yes its.. but with God first in my heart and in my life. all thigns will work out for the best.. i cant give up. stay strong and never turn back to where i came from... forif i do.. i then put my self in the same position... instead hold on tight to what i have and keep moving foward and once i grab one stay with it and take care of it.. for theres not many chances. and when they give us one.. take advantage of it....i been through alot and i done alot and i could of been dead or in prison for life... but GOD BLESS ME AND GAVE ME A CHANCE>.. and bein sober and free. makes me more happy than having money..for when i made alot.i did not appreciated life and its values now.. i see what i did not before. now i feel what i didnt before...but all this its not a regret. its an experience. that keeps me strong and separates me from crimes and gives me light and the ability and strengh to do right....now its my time to prove my self to those who thought i be always the same.. who thought i always be nothin.. who thought wrong and never believe. now its my chance to make things better... and even though i commited alot of violent crimes and despite of all i done... i have a good heart and iam a good person, human being.. FOR GOD I LIVE AND FOR GOD I DIE>> With my mind, soul, heart and body. i will server him... and that should help me procceed. GOD BLESS U ALL.. I HOPE TO HEAR FROM ALL OF U/...PRAY FOR ME> AS I PRAY FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT. Contact me: t6mblood@aol.com or www.myspace.com/cubangmindpiece
Alan

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HI. I'AM CUBAN, 22 YEars Old.i was just looking for the subject help hind a job for convicted felons. when i came across this page and i was very touch by what its happening to us lately.. and even though i understand that only us put our selfs in this position... we do deserve a chance to make things better in life for we all dont stay the same we change.. but, some remain the same. doing what they use to.. but as for me and as for all of u out there.. with felony convictions its hard. yes its.. but with God first in my heart and in my life. all thigns will work out for the best.. i cant give up. stay strong and never turn back to where i came from... forif i do.. i then put my self in the same position... instead hold on tight to what i have and keep moving foward and once i grab one stay with it and take care of it.. for theres not many chances. and when they give us one.. take advantage of it....i been through alot and i done alot and i could of been dead or in prison for life... but GOD BLESS ME AND GAVE ME A CHANCE>.. and bein sober and free. makes me more happy than having money..for when i made alot.i did not appreciated life and its values now.. i see what i did not before. now i feel what i didnt before...but all this its not a regret. its an experience. that keeps me strong and separates me from crimes and gives me light and the ability and strengh to do right....now its my time to prove my self to those who thought i be always the same.. who thought i always be nothin.. who thought wrong and never believe. now its my chance to make things better... and even though i commited alot of violent crimes and despite of all i done... i have a good heart and iam a good person, human being.. FOR GOD I LIVE AND FOR GOD I DIE>> With my mind, soul, heart and body. i will server him... and that should help me procceed. GOD BLESS U ALL.. I HOPE TO HEAR FROM ALL OF U/...PRAY FOR ME> AS I PRAY FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT. Contact me: t6mblood@aol.com
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My son made the mistake of getting mixed up with a bi-polar girl. After calling the police 4 times and then dropping the charges each time, they decided to pick up the charges themselves. Each time he tried to break up with this girl, she would hold on to him by doing this. The last time, being a single mother, I could not afford the 10 to 20,000 dollar fee for a lawyer to get him out of jail, so he was convicted of assault and battery, even though the girl had no marks, no bruises, nothing, except her maddness. Now he suffers for a crime he did not commit, simply because we could not afford a real lawyer. He is out now, and on parole, but his life is still held down by the stigma of a felon. What happened to the idea that a person gets a second chance.
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stone cold steve austin wrote:
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Well Mike, you should have thought about this before you committed a felony. Because pieces of sh*t commit felonies....and no one wants a piece of sh*t manning the register. If you would have dedicated half your energy to obtaining an education, you would not be in this situation and your trailer might even be paid for at this point.
What rock did you crawl from under....

Its people like you who give honest people who make MISTAKES a hard time finding a job....

I see why people commit felonies (assult) for dumb ass people who make comments like that...

Why bother to even write on this blog....

Just go hang yourself...or use your own advice and flush yourself cause your the piece of shit!!!!!!!!!!

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Nov 8, 2007
 
Oh, just ignore the knuckleheads. I have met and supervised plenty of people that messed up (usually with booze or drugs) and got a felony rap. Most get their act together and lead productive lives. The idea of incarcerating millions of people at the expense of billions for non-violent drug possession offenses is silly and very costly.
HNB

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Nov 18, 2007
 
Mikecharlottenc wrote:
I've been looking for a job since Semptember 06. No luck. I've been on
several interviews and had the job until they ran a background check. After that it was wrap. I don't know what to do. I don't wanna boom again, but society is making me think about doing it again...
I understand your frustration I have been in NC for four years with a felony conviction from NY and went on job interviews they love the resume but as soon as the word felony comes out your mouth or it is seen on paper it is like you have a disease they can catch....People tell me all the time keep going something will come threw ...yea it is easy for them to say because they never walked in these shoes!!!! I have just decided to keep going GOD will make a way...and one day companies will give people second chances because there are truly some good people with records that just F%*ked up

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