Criminal convictions have the ability to touch every aspect of your life, including relationships and employment. One of the biggest areas impacted by a criminal record is child care and Illinois maintains strict laws that should be understood if you have been convicted.
Most jobs related to child care require the applicant to answer certain questions and pass a background check. The background check reveals a great deal about their criminal history, something which can quickly disqualify many applicants. Under the state's legislature, specific crimes automatically prevent an individual from moving forward in the application or licensing process.
These crimes can prevent convicted persons from doing any of the following:
- Operating a child care facility
- Residing in a home where a child care facility operates
- Working within a child care facility
- Operating a foster family home
- Providing services that allow unsupervised access to children
What offenses may prevent me from working in child care?
There is no doubt about it – the list of condemning offenses that may affect your life and employment abilities is long. Those who are convicted of committing or even attempting to commit included crimes will find themselves with no way around the system.
The following offenses are just a sampling of those banning child care involvement:
- Sexual exploitation of a child
- Assault & battery
- Possession, manufacturing, and delivery of illegal substances
- Home invasion
- Public indecency
In light of such serious consequences, it is imperative that you take action if you have been charged with any kind of criminal offense. Failing to do so in a timely manner can permanently damage the rest of your life. As the lead Chicago criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, I can prepare an aggressive defense on your behalf intended to preserve your innocence.
I am backed by over 10 years of experience and a strong track record of success. Be proactive about safeguarding your future – get in touch with my firm today for a free consultation.