3rd Degree Felony
I was convicted of a 3rd degree felony in Feb. 2006. I was put on 10 years probabation and got early release after completing 5 years in Mar. 2011. I became unemployed the end on October 2010 and since than can not find a job due to my criminal record. Companies and staffing agencies says that it isn’t a problem but I never hear back from them again even though I am more than qualified for the positions that I am applying for. I want to go back to school and get certified for Medical Coding and Billing to try to better my future income potential but have already been advised by the NHA that I probably wouldn’t get my certification after completing the course with the conviction on my record. This is the 1st and only time that I have ever been in trouble with the law in my life (I’m 48) but it has ruined not just my future but it looks like any chance of ever getting another job. I am not a habitual criminal and have done everything I was supposed to do and everything in my power to become a contributing member of society since than but now…..I can’t even get my record set aside to have a future.
Why am I not eligible to have my conviction removed/set aside?