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    Can You Join the Military With a Felony?

    You can, at times, join the military with a felony. While the army does recruit convicted criminals, there are certain obstacles that applicants may face, including disciplinary and security concerns. Yet if you successfully finished your sentence and demonstrated improvement, you can apply for a waiver.

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    How to Check My Criminal Record: When and Where to Look

    You may be thinking to yourself: I don't know how to check my criminal record or where to look. In general, there are three ways to pull up your criminal record and background check. Each of those options has its own advantages and downsides.

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    Explaining Your Criminal Record

    Ideally, there would be no stereotyping, stigmas, or biases surrounding criminal records, and you wouldn't have to explain your past for anybody. However, that isn't always the case, and you may find yourself having to explain a past felony conviction to anyone from a prospective employer, an apartment complex, to your family and friends.

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    Consequences of a Felony Conviction & Your Rights as a Felon

    A felony charge results in much more severe penalties than those of misdemeanors. Because of this, punishments are going to be longer, fines will be higher, and there are consequences that will follow through the rest of a felon's life - such as loss of rights and stigmas.

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