Criminal Convictions and the Consequences They Have on Your Life
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 24-Nov-2011
Most U.S. citizens are content to live within the bounds of the law, with no desire to drive drunk, steal, or commit any sort of crime. Unfortunately, the justice system is not perfect and all too often an innocent person is faced with the possibility of a criminal conviction. Such a conviction carries a number of serious consequences for anyone.
The first and perhaps most obvious of these consequences is the sentence, passed down by a judge and/or jury. A misdemeanor conviction such as petty theft or drug possession may carry a hefty fine, community service, and/or time in jail. Worse yet, a felony conviction can land you decades in prison—precious time that you will never get back.
Once you’re convicted of a crime, you’ll find that people start to see you differently. You will almost certainly get fired from your job, your family may disown you, and your friends may stop speaking to you depending on what type of crime you committed. If convicted of a felony, you’ll have an extremely hard time finding a job or a place to live. You’ll spend the rest of your life bearing the weight of your conviction, heavy with regret.
- Long-term consequences
Unfortunately, the effects of a criminal conviction don’t end after your sentence is over—far from it. If convicted of a misdemeanor, you’ll likely lose your professional license, meaning that your current career will be over for good. If you commit a felony, you forfeit your right to vote.
If you are currently facing a criminal conviction, contact us at the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass. From your first meeting, you’ll know that Mr. Grass has the experience and skill necessary to find a happy resolution to your tough legal situation. Give this Plano criminal defense attorney a call today at to learn more.