When you are facing a felony conviction, you may assume once you’ve done the jail time you can move on with your life. However, this is far from the truth. A felony on your criminal record will impact almost every area of your life, from where you can live to relationships with your friends and family. However, the area that will face the most disruption is your career. If you’re facing a felony conviction, it is essential to contact a Cobb County criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to help you fight these charges. Keep reading to learn what you can expect if convicted of a felony charge.
What Can I Expect to Happen to My Job After Felony Conviction?
If convicted of a felony conviction, it’s likely that you will face immediate termination from your current job. However, if you are not fired immediately, the time you must take off work to attend meetings with your attorney and go through the court proceedings may ultimately lead to the loss of your job.
You may find that a felony conviction prevents you from working in particular fields, depending on the crime you were convicted of. For example, you may be unable to secure a position in the financial field if you were convicted of embezzlement, while a felony DUI will prevent you from becoming a truck driver. Some professions, like teaching, will not hire anyone with a felony, regardless of what the charge was.
If you decide to pursue a new career path, a felony may impede your opportunities of going to college. Because you must disclose your criminal record, a college could reject your application. If accepted, you may be unable to afford tuition, as you likely will not receive any federal student loans.
What Should I Do if I’m Facing Charges?
If you are charged with a felony offense, it is imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Unfortunately, a conviction can impact your career for the rest of your life. As such, doing what you can to avoid charges is essential, and only a skilled attorney will be able to assist you.
In some cases, the prosecution may have irrefutable evidence of the crime you committed. As such, your attorney may be able to work out a plea deal to have the charges reduced. Though a misdemeanor would still appear on your criminal record, it is far less intense than a felony charge. However, they still may be able to defend you and have the charge dropped if there was a constitutional violation of your rights.
When you need assistance, the Miller Law Practice is here to help. We understand how complex these matters can be. As such, we will do everything possible to fight on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances. Call our office today to learn how we can assist you.