Can a person get in any legal trouble if admits to ever using, sharing, selling, delivering, or directing drugs to any person if asked for employment purposes?

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Can a person get in any legal trouble if admits to ever using, sharing, selling, delivering, or directing drugs to any person if asked for employment purposes?

I’m applying for dog catcher and in the application it asks if the applicant EVER has sold, delivered, shared, or directed anyone to illegal drugs.  What might happen if I respond yes on the application?

Asked on June 25, 2009 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

Roy L. Reeves / Reeves Law Firm, P.C.

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Have you been "convicted" of any of these events?  Are there arrest records that the potential employer can find showing you were charged with any of these events? Or, are you asking if the employer can give the information to the DA?  The answer to the last question is yes, there is no secrecy, and while a good defense lawyer may be able to get the statement out as a confession, if the DA has been looking at you or a close friend for possible criminal activity, answering this question "could" (though I think it unlikely) result in you or someone you know getting charged with a crime IF the statute of limitations has not run already.


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