Posting for a friend: Someone I'm very close to is in a criminal legal situation and while I totally understand that Metafilter is not a substitute for actual legal advice, I'm writing this in hopes of getting educated opinions or shared experiences (and won't say no to legal advice in the process). [more inside]
A family member was released after being in prison for a felony conviction and has been living with family and friends since then. They seem convinced that they won't be able to lease an apartment because of the conviction. Does anyone know if this is a pervasive problem or if it's not such a big deal and if it's a real problem what are good alternatives for felons?
How do you know if a federal conviction was for a felony? [more inside]
I am currently involved with a criminal case. I have a lawyer, but would like a resource for multiple opinions on some questions I have related to the case. Is there a forum frequented by lawyerly types? A paid website where I can poll a panel of lawyers? Any offline resources? Thanks you.
how best to explain felony convictions on a rental application? [more inside]
Has someone violated my rights? [more inside]
Mentally ill brother is getting worse...and worse...and worse. What are our options? [more inside]
What is the best way to present a felony conviction during the job application/interview process? [more inside]
YANML. My son is being charged with 4th degree felony. [more inside]
My friend attempted to cash some forged checks of mine and was arrested. What now? [more inside]
Charged with a felony in California, arrested, spent two weeks in jail, but charges were dropped and the case dismissed. Will this show up on a criminal record search? [more inside]
I recently got a job as an IT support analyst through a third party IT consulting firm. The three months went well, and the client decided to hire me fulltime. There was no background check when I had the contractor position, and for the first two weeks when I was an actual employee there was no talk of an actual background check... [more inside]
How do you get a 19 year old who has already been convicted of a felony into rehab for cocaine abuse?
How do you get a 19 year old who has already been convicted of a felony into rehab for cocaine abuse? Family complications outlined inside. [more inside]
Why would a job application say that one can omit whether or not he or she has a felony conviction if it was in New York or Hawaii?
Why would a job application say that one can omit whether or not he or she has a felony conviction if it was in New York or Hawaii? [more inside]
Michigan Speeding - Step brother got hit for going 79 in a 50 - 29 friggin miles over in a car i co-signed ... info no where to be found on MI.gov... [more inside]
Chronic pain patient took to writing own prescriptions. This is frowned upon. Now, the poor woman Or should one spend 10K to an attorney to have the record expunged when otherwise, a criminal record isn't important to other areas of life? [more inside]
A friend works for a company who has recently performed a background check on all of its employees. It has instructed him to fire all employees who come back with a previous felony, even though in several cases, they knew about the charges when they hired the employees. This is happening in Indiana. Is this even legal? What rights does my friend have to oppose these firings, and what can these employees do about it?
Does a felony conviction affect eligibility for Social Security disability? [more inside]
I have a friend who is looking for a programming job. He has an interview coming up, but there's a problem with his past. [more inside]
My husband recently recieved a death-threat via email from a former coworker. We want to know what we can do to track his home address, car, and other stuff, so we don't run into him. [more inside]
Father's Day gift filter: Help me keep my dad out of prison. [more inside]