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How Does A Criminal Conviction Affect You?

March 17, 2023

How Does A Criminal Conviction Affect You?

A criminal conviction can have serious consequences that can affect you for years. Even after you’ve served your time, having a criminal record can limit your options and change your life in ways you might not have expected. Here are some of the ways a criminal conviction can affect you:

  • Employment Opportunities: Many employers conduct background checks on job applicants, and a criminal conviction can make it difficult to find work. Some jobs require security clearances, and a criminal record can disqualify you from obtaining one.
  • Housing: Landlords often conduct background checks on potential tenants, and a criminal conviction can make it difficult to find a place to live. Even if you do find a landlord willing to rent to you, you may have to pay higher rent or a larger security deposit.
  • Education: A criminal conviction can make it difficult to obtain financial aid or scholarships for college or graduate school. Some schools also conduct background checks on applicants, and a criminal record can make it difficult to get accepted.
  • Professional Licenses: Certain professions require state licenses, and a criminal conviction can disqualify you from obtaining one. This can include jobs in healthcare, law, real estate, along with many other fields.
  • Voting Rights: In some states, a criminal conviction can result in the loss of your right to vote. This can have a significant impact on your ability to participate in the democratic process.

Contact Chernoff Law Today For a Free Consultation About Your Criminal Defense Case in Texas

If you’ve been accused of a crime, it’s important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you understand your options and work to minimize the impact of a criminal conviction on your life. We can help you understand your legal options, negotiate with prosecutors, and build a strong defense.

Chernoff Law is a Houston-based criminal defense law firm that works to protect the rights of individuals who have been accused of crimes. With years of experience in the field of criminal defense, we have a proven track record of success and a deep understanding of the criminal justice system. Our team of attorneys has the knowledge, skills, and tools to give you the highest level of legal representation. Remember, it’s never too early to seek legal representation if you’re facing criminal charges. At Chernoff Law, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you.

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