The ultimate consequence in society is losing your freedom and spending time behind bars as a prisoner. Serving time in prison is no laughing matter and no matter how much time you spend there, it is an experience you will hold onto for the rest of your life. The implications of a conviction last far beyond the time you spend paying your debts to society.
How Will My Life Change?
First and foremost, all future employers will learn of your past and potentially hold it against you. While the stigma of serving time is slowly fading and the workforce is more willing to accept people from all walks of life, there are still several tangible penalties to follow.
Fighting for your personal and professional life has never been so important as there is so much at risk, including:
- Loss of eligibility to apply for financial aid
- Loss of voting privileges
- Loss of parenting rights, including custody and visitation
- Loss of 2nd amendment rights to legally obtain and possess firearms
In addition to the above, you will be ineligible to work in professions which require a security clearance, such as teaching, working with children, security, etc. As an ex-convict, you may potentially be pulled into police line-ups as a potential suspect and are also prohibited from obtaining a passport or visa for entry into certain countries.
Call Our Trusted Ventura Criminal Defense Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one are facing possible prison time, it is imperative you enlist the help of the right criminal defense lawyer with no time to waste. At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, we have long cultivated a reputation of providing prime legal counsel for those who have everything on the line. You won’t regret having us on your side during this challenging time.
To schedule an initial consultation and get started on fighting for your freedom, contact us today by calling 800.295.1054.