My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Georgia

I am a registered nurse, I should be able to get a job without a problem; however, I got arrested with 12 felonies of commercial gambling, I got people ready to hire me but once they run a background check it's a no go. I have tried all types of jobs from nursing, construction, DISH rejected me and told me that was why. Am I not innocent until proven guilty? What kind of recourse do I have? How should I go about getting a job? Just looking for help on how to get back in work force. Thanks a lot.