Hello, I recently passed the CBEST here in CA in the hopes of turning my English degree into a subbing career until I can land my dream job. I am filling out form 414 to apply as a 30 day emergency substitute, and the form is asking me to disclose ALL misdemeanor/felony convictions, even ones that happened over ten years ago. I got a DUI when I was 17 in 2001, a false information to a police offer in 2004, a DUI when I was 21 in 2005, 2 driving on suspended licenses in 2007, a public intoxication in 2008, and recently got a driving on suspended in 2010 dropped to driving without a valid license because I DO have my drivers license now. Yes, I have made some very stupid decisions in the past, and nearly all subsequent run-ins with the law are direct results of those stupid decisions. I am definitely done living life like that. I am just wondering if the commission is going to look at my rap sheet and laugh, even though I have no felonies. I just don't think its fair to lump these lesser crimes in with felonies, and want your opinion - do I have a chance at subbing? The application also says to write a full explanation , should I try to defend myself and give an account of all the different occurrences? In my opinion, that seems like making excuses, the charges are pretty self-explanatory. I don't think it makes sense to write 'I had too much to drink and got pulled over' as an explanation for my DUI ... What do you guys think?