This is a response I received from the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing, the agency that licenses CPA's in Wisconsin. There is never a yes or no answer to the question you posed. When you apply for a license you have to disclose any misdemeanor or felony conviction on the application form. Your application would probably be brought before the Board for its consideration because of the conviction record. A number of factors would be reviewed by the board. They would start by looking at the conviction and the facts surrounding it. Other factors for consideration are: age when you were convicted, how long ago was the conviction, your record since that time, compliance with the terms of the sentence and how related the crime is to the accounting profession.
I am sorry there is no real answer until the application process has begun. I suggest you look at the factors I gave above and decide for youself what you think. Also remember that once you take the exam you don't have to take it again. Things can change in the future even if you are denied now.
Not exactly the response I was looking for, nor anyone else I would assume.
Think about it for a minute. Most petty criminals operate under cover of darkness, and do so in the evenings rather than early mornings. More daylight in the evenings = less cover for crime.
One of the ways prisons deal with overcrowding is to release "small-time" offenders. In addition, they can parole offenders releasing them to half-way houses or back into the community. Lastly, another way is through interstate compact in which a state will transfer their inmate to another state. == == Let some of the inmates out. When Texas was pressed to the gills in the late 80's, they passed a mega-bucks bill to expand the prisons; from like 30 to now over 100. Problem is, that gave ammo to the "tough on crime" legislators and now all those new prisons are full again. And nobody wants anymore prisons. So if they don't ease up on parole requirements, they'll have to start triple or quadruple bunking per cell like they did in the 80's, and the whole mess starts all over again.
None, being charged with a crime does not mean the accused person was guilty. A conviction of a felony would be a different matter but it would not necessarily prevent the marriage.
depends totally on the situation. the mindset and actions of the accused should be judged by the totality of the circumstances. Ex. if a mother leaves a child to get her nails done...the child is but 4 years old and eats rat poison from the bottom cabinet....indeed, the mother was negligent and has committed a crime. if the same child wanders into the street while mom has been folding laundry....little different...unfortunate situation..yes..but different.