Public Office Consequences

If you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor you may be barred from public office jobs, like a police officer, firefighter, court officer, or notary public. Public offices also include elected and appointed offices, like governor, judge, legislator, and local supervisors and commissioners. Police officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers and district attorneys are also public offices. But, public office doesn’t always mean a job working for the city or state. If you think you may want a public office job, or you hold one now, it is important to find out if your misdemeanor or felony conviction will prevent you from having the job. Visit Collateral Consequences Basics and use a calculator to learn more.

You can get a Certificate of Good Conduct so that you can apply for public office. But, there are some public offices that a Certificate of Good Conduct won’t help with. A Certificate of Relief from Disabilities will never help with public office.

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