Consequences Of Having A Criminal Record
If you are facing criminal charges, it is imperative that you contact one of our criminal defense attorneys in Camden County MO immediately. Criminal law is complex and involved, and representing yourself can be challenging, overwhelming, and risky. Regardless of whether or not you actually committed the crime in question, being found guilty can negatively impact your life for years to come. Here is a look at some of the consequences that may result from having a criminal record.
Difficulty Getting Accepted Into Schools
Schools have a moral and ethical responsibility to keep their students, faculty, and staff safe. On the applications for almost every university or college, applicants must list whether or not they have been convicted of a crime in the past. If the answer is yes, the applicants may experience greater difficulty getting accepted into the schools of their choice. These challenges pursuing higher education may, in turn, make it more difficult to find quality employment in the future.
Difficulty Finding Employment
Being convicted of a crime can make it challenging to find quality employment in more ways than one. In addition to the potential for limited educational opportunities, job applicants typically must disclose to their potential employers whether or not they have ever been convicted of a crime. Employers may be hesitant to hire someone who has been found guilty of a crime in the past - and understandably so. Employers need to be able to trust their team members to keep their company's best interests in mind, and they may find it difficult to trust convicted criminals.
Difficulty Finding Housing
Those who have been found guilty of a crime may also experience difficulty finding housing. Landlords have been known to deny rent applications to tenants with criminal records - and because denying housing based on a criminal record is not considered illegal discrimination, there is typically little opportunities for any sort of recourse. Those with a criminal record may also find it more difficult to get approved for mortgage loans. While you may not automatically be denied a mortgage loan because of a criminal record, it may make it much harder to for you to be viewed as an attractive loan candidate.
Unfortunately, the list of challenges that come from having a criminal record does not stop there. Having a criminal background can also make it more difficult for you to get insurance, get certain professional licenses, and/or travel out of the country.
With so much at stake, having an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks in your corner is absolutely essential. If you are facing criminal charges, contact one of the attorneys at the Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. for the representation you need.
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