A felony conviction is obviously going to result in fines, jail time, and other punishments from the state. It is also important to note that a conviction can have other consequences though. A conviction can even affect your career and everything that you have worked for. This is why you should talk to our Hartford County criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible so that you can start forming a strategy for your defense.
Can a Felony Conviction Affect My Education and Job Options?
A felony conviction can affect you at all stages of your career, including the very beginning when you are just trying to secure the education you need to succeed in a given field. Getting convicted of a felony can lead to:
- Financial aid for education programs being withdrawn
- The suspension or revocation of a professional license
- The inability to work in certain fields or positions
- Difficulty securing a new professional license
Could a Felony Conviction Get Me Fired?
In some cases, a felony conviction can get you fired from your job right away. Your employer could decide that employing you hurts its reputation. They could also decide that you make the workplace less safe. If you are an at-will employee, they really do not even have to offer you an explanation. You can be fired at any time for any reason, so it would not be a surprise if they took this opportunity to let you go.
Do I Have to Tell Future Employers About My Felony Conviction?
You can try to hide a felony conviction from a new or prospective employer, but anyone who does a background check on you will easily find the conviction. If you are hired and your criminal history resurfaces later, you can easily be fired for lying about yourself on an application.
What Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do For Me?
Your lawyer will aid in your defense in a few key ways. They can:
Get evidence thrown out: If your rights were violated when evidence against you was gathered, your lawyer could successfully argue for it to be thrown out. That can make it much harder for the state to make its case.
Communicate for you: Your lawyer can handle all communications on your behalf. This could keep you from accidentally incriminating yourself.
Evaluate plea offers: The state may let you off the hook for a felony if you plead guilty to lesser charges. Your lawyer can evaluate such offers and let you know if it might be worthwhile to plead out.
Meet With Our Legal Team
If you are ready to defend yourself from this felony charge, our legal team is ready to help. Contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman and schedule a consultation today. We can get right to work on developing a strategy that can potentially prevent a felony conviction and the professional fallout that can come with it.