fighting long lasting effects
A criminal conviction can follow you for life. Most people can easily identify the direct consequences of a criminal charge, most obviously the potential for incarceration, fines, and costs. Not to mention criminal convictions can carry the obvious direct consequence of embarrassment and loss of reputation in the community. What many people don't realize is that a criminal conviction can have very real and lasting effects on future opportunities. Criminal convictions, and sometimes even arrests, can affect your goals, aspirations, career plans, citizenship, and even where you can live or your rights as a parent. There are literally thousands of possible collateral consequences that can affect your life as a result of a criminal prosecution. Below are just a few of the potential collateral consequences that can result from a criminal prosecution. One of the most important parts of zealous client-centered, holistic representation is identifying and attempting to fight collateral consequences that can drastically affect your life, even long after a case has been closed.