Sunday, August 23, 2015

As of May 2015 Amherst County Virginia has a New “Moral Turpitude” Conviction Business License Ban and Revocation


Writer: Amherst ordinance allows officials to penalize businesses for hiring ex-cons, September 9, 2015

2:00 Video: Hiring an Ex-con in Amherst County May Put Your Business License At Risk, September 3, 2015

Government officials in Amherst County, Virginia can now require employers to fire any ex-con, August 31, 2015
By Eugene Volokh

Original Post:
Back in May of this year the Amherst County Town Board/Board of Supervisors made a change to local law that appears to have gone unnoticed by most. 

It is Amherst County ordinance #14-151 As of May 2015 basically anyone that has been convicted of any crime (misdemeanor or felony) involving “Moral Turpitude” will have their Amherst County Business License revoked AND any business/company that knowingly employs someone convicted of a crime involving “Moral Turpitude” could have their Amherst County Business License completely revoked. 

What is Moral Turpitude?