I was laid off from my job at Amazon last month. Since then my wife has not been happy understandably.
My wife and I got into a heated argument. She threw a plate at me and I dodged it. I threw it back at her and it hit the wall and shattered. We live in a condo and our neighbors called the cops. I got charged with assault 4 d.v., it’s a class a misdemeanor (ie what they give when no one is really hurt; similar level as a DUI). I’m speaking with attorneys now but they don’t know much about background checks and employment, just criminal defense.
Can anyone tell me how this will effect employment and background checks? Timing couldn’t be worse since employers usually just run a check when you apply. I was told since I have a clean record I’ll need to do counseling and then it will be dismissed. I did research and saw California, Illinois, and Pennsylvania only allow use of conviction records not arrest records for employer background checks. It takes 5 years to have the charge expunged if it’s dismissed after counseling. Does this mean I’ll need to work in one of these states for 5 years?
Any knowledge would be greatly appreciated as I’m terrified my career is over.
Stop being aggressive with your wife. If I saw you throw a plate at a woman, you wouldn’t be waking well for a while.
My step dad beat up my mum all the time. His version always sounded like your version.
Go F*^% yourself.