How bad does a misdemeanor look on your record?

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asked Dec 7, 2020 in Law & Legal by Velasquez (700 points)
How bad does a misdemeanor look on your record?

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answered Dec 7, 2020 by Avarado (26,730 points)
Although a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony or other crime on your record the misdemeanor charges still look pretty bad on your record.

When an employer pulls up your record and you have misdemeanor charges against you it can look bad to them as they will see that you do have a criminal history and may or may not want to hire you.

Some employers may look the other way and give you a chance at the job but finding employment with a misdemeanor charge on your record can be hard.

Finding a job at a bank is even harder when you have misdemeanors on your record.

Getting a job at a bank with a misdemeanor on your record can be hard if not impossible.

A small bank may look the other way and give you a chance at the job depending on what the misdemeanor charge was for.

However a 1950 law bans and forbids banks and financial institutions from hiring anyone with misdemeanors or other criminal history on their record.

Misdemeanors can ruin your life as misdemeanors do stay on your record for life.

Although misdemeanors are less serious than other charges such as felonies the misdemeanor is still a crime you committed and it can make it hard for you to get employment if you have misdemeanors on your record.

Misdemeanor offenses are less serious than felonies but in the eyes of the law they are still serious breaches and unless you can get the misdemeanor off your record through a petition then it will be on your record for life.

The best thing to do is not commit any crimes even though it may not be as serious.

Even shoplifting and petty theft can affect your record and affect your ability to get employment, rent a home, apartment etc.

So do your best to avoid getting into trouble with the law which is better than having any criminal history even though they are misdemeanors.
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answered Dec 8, 2020 by Sethbulocks (2,720 points)
Misdemeanor charges are not very serious when compared to other crimes but still a misdemeanor does look pretty bad on your record and can affect your chance of getting some jobs or being accepted into some colleges as well.

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