So say you are Napoleon and you live in Waterloo, Iowa. And you are about to raise an army and go conquer stuff. First order of business is hiring your (literal) lieutenants.
Do you ask said potential lieutenant if they have a criminal record? Of course not - having a criminal record would not disqualify a candidate from helping you vanquish a territory, and perhaps may even carry some skills you could use along the way.
Perhaps allow Bridget Penick and Cara Donels to temper your army-raising and conquering-stuff ambitions and lower expectations to somewhere around not breaking the law as they help you understand the new "Ban the Box" ordinance and provide four steps to help you prepare.