Can a criminal record affect my life?



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    If an individual has a criminal record, it can negatively impact their life in several different ways. In certain cases, criminal charges may be reduced or dropped, however, this does not mean a criminal record is wiped clean. Depending on the circumstances, a criminal charge may be removed after a certain amount of years. Criminal prosecution can have serious consequences on a person’s life and livelihood. If you need help fighting a criminal charge, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our experienced and determined Nassau County Criminal Defense Attorneys who can help defend your rights and help reach favorable results. 

    How can a criminal record affect my life?

    A criminal record has long-term effects that can negatively impact a person’s life. One mistake can follow a person their entire life. A criminal record can affect a person’s:


    If a person has a criminal record, their ability to acquire a good job is severely hindered. Legally, employers are allowed through a background check to investigate and asses an individual’s criminal record. If the employer does not like what they see on a person’s criminal record, they can deny employment. A criminal record can also reduce an individual’s potential earnings. Individuals with a criminal record are disadvantaged when it comes to employment as many employers typically avoid hiring individuals with a criminal past.

    Child Custody

    If an individual has a criminal record, it could affect their child custody agreement and visitation. Ultimately, a criminal record reduces an individual’s rights. If an individual was charged with any violent offenses such as domestic abuse, it will have a serious impact on child custody.


    An individual may not be able to adopt a child if they have been convicted of a crime. If an individual wants to expand their family and foster a child, they may not be able to because of their criminal past. A criminal record can cause an individual to miss out on adopting or fostering a child.


    A landlord may refuse an individual with a criminal record tenancy on their property. A landlord can deny an applicant tenancy based on their criminal history. They may only do so as long as the decision is made to directly preserve the safety of the property.


    Depending on an individual’s criminal offense, they may lose their privilege to drive. For instance, if an individual is charged with driving while under the influence (DUI) charge, they may have their license suspended or revoked depending on the severity.

    If you are facing a criminal charge, contact one of our dedicated and trusted attorneys who can defend your rights and interests. Our firm is committed to helping our clients get reduced or dropped charges.

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