Did you know that a misdemeanor conviction can inflict the same long-term consequences as a felony conviction?

July 11, 2016 Blog

“Convicted Criminal” – we’ve all heard that term in some context or another — and can conjure up a sinister, dark image of someone who broke the law and was caught. We understand that to be convicted of a felony charge usually means long term consequences for the criminal, including a prolonged prison sentence that can affect everything from future housing options to employment opportunities. But did you know that a misdemeanor conviction can inflict the same long-term consequences?

Having a misdemeanor conviction on your record can impact virtually everything in your life. Trying to get a job, a loan, housing, access to financial aid and applying for citizenship with a misdemeanor conviction can be extremely challenging. Don’t be misled into thinking that this is just a “slap on the hand” or that you will be O.K. because you didn’t serve any jail time.

If you are facing any kind of criminal charges, it is extremely important for you to contact an attorney, no matter how minor your criminal charges may seem. At the Misdemeanor Clinic, we don’t want these types of misdemeanor crimes to ruin your life.

To learn more about your options for fighting criminal charges, or expunging past arrests, call us at (561) 621-0020 or visit our website at www.misdemeanorclinic.com

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