October 3

How to avoid an NYPD Character Disqualification

If you have been arrested you must check that you have been arrested on your APD5. Frequently, candidates give the excuse that someone told me my arrest was sealed. This will not work. If you have been arrested you must state you were arrested and when you were arrested no matter what the disposition in your court case.

If you were suspended in school you would have to say you were suspended in school. Your investigator and psychologist will ask for authorizations to find about school discipline and when they get reports from your SUNY school or another college that you were suspended you will be disqualified and most likely will be unable to have a successful appeal.

If you were terminated from a job you should say you were because when the NYPD gets your Social Security lifetime history they will see what jobs you have had and you have to explain why you were let go from certain jobs.

Unfortunately, if you don’t reveal these things you will get disqualified and will not be able to explain them away.

If you receive a NYPD NOPD for character disqualification I offer a free consultation in my office in Mineola.

Call me at 516 248 3494.

Email me at kevin@sheerinlaw.com

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August 10

Civil service job disqualification NYPD (psych disqualification) and FDNY (medical disqualification)

When you receive a civil service job disqualification such as NYPD psych disqualification or/and FDNY medical disqualification it’s crucial you mean with the civil service law attorney to discuss your case.

An attorney who is knowledgeable in the area will be able to describe the appeal process and its three steps. The attorney will be able to get your background history and the complete story of your application process any interaction you may have had with the hiring agencies interviewers and discuss the best way to approach an appeal.

This is best done in person. The spent time to review documents to discuss your life, your education, your work history and any jobs you may have had. Also good to discuss what happened during the application process whether it be background or medical or psychological. After getting all the facts then you can decide if you would like to act.

It is always best to communicate, get all the facts, discuss the strategy and decide if you like to take action. Sometimes deferring to another test or looking at other jobs may be the best advice.

I’ve been helping civil service job candidates for 16 years in filing appeals and also telling them when their appeals may not be successful.

If you’d like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office you can contact me at:

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(888) 998-99844

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