In Massachusetts, really any kind of conviction can affect your job. Keep in mind that domestic violence, in and of itself, is not a crime. The record would read assault and battery, or whatever the offense is. If you are brought in to answer for what they found out was a conviction on your record, and if you explain that it was a domestic violence case, don't expect, as in days of old, that they'll go "oh, well it's just between you, it's a private matter." People are very, very sensitive about these matters today. So the short answer is, that it can absolutely affect your job. I'm Sam Goldberg, lead counsel for criminal defense matters at Altman & Altman, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I have 25 years of experience. If you're in trouble and you need someone in your corner, who cares and will fight for you, give me a call.