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For pharmacists, allegations of addiction can end a career

In many ways, becoming a pharmacist is a similar career path to becoming a doctor. Not only does it require scientifically intensive undergraduate studies, but also a graduate pharmaceutical degree. Also needed is accreditation from the state licensing board where you hope to practice your profession. In Florida, that authority is the Florida Board of Pharmacy.

Can I expunge convictions on my record to help my career?

Too often in America, we operate with an invisible separation between "us" and "them," especially when it comes to criminal convictions. We like to think of ourselves as generally good people who may make mistakes from time to time, while we tend to separate ourselves from "them" -- the people who are beyond help or trust, even if we are accused and convicted of similar actions.

What are the felony classes in Florida?

When a person is charged with a felony here in Florida, one thing that has a big impact on his or her situation is what class of felony the charge falls under. There are five classes of felonies in the state. The three main classes are first-degree, second-degree and third-degree. In addition to these, there are also life felonies and capital felonies.

Criminal convictions can impact your teaching career in Florida

Florida has many state requirements for teachers. Teachers must attend college, pass exams and meet certain moral standards. The state licensing board specifically requires that candidates disclose criminal convictions on applications for their Florida educator certificate provided by the Bureau of Educator Certification.

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