If you are facing a felony conviction, you are likely considering the harsh penalties you may be subjected to, such as a lengthy prison sentence. However, you may not realize the long-term repercussions of a felony conviction. Not only will you face incarceration, but it will affect your career and limit your employment opportunities. With severe ramifications for your career, it is in your best interest to retain the legal representation of one of our seasoned Nassau County Criminal Defense Attorneys who can help you avoid a felony conviction. Please continue reading to learn how a felony conviction can affect your career.
How will a felony conviction affect my career?
Depending on the criminal offense, a felony conviction can exclude you from being able to pursue certain professions. For instance, if you want to become a teacher, your dreams could be diminished if you register as a sex offender, as no school district will hire a sex offender to be responsible for students. Therefore, you will have limited job opportunities. Moreover, many businesses will not employ individuals with felony convictions as they do not want to be accused of being negligent for hiring someone with a criminal record. Even if you are fortunate enough to have the employer overlook your criminal past, their insurer will typically charge higher rates as you are considered high-risk. Ultimately, a felony conviction will impede your future employment opportunities.
If you have not pursued a higher level of education, meaning you have not earned a college degree, you may never be able to obtain one due to a felony conviction. When applying to different universities, you will have to disclose any criminal convictions during the application process. When colleges view criminal convictions on a potential student’s record, they may not offer admission solely based on their criminal history. However, if the college does accept you despite your criminal convictions, it is more than likely that you will not be able to acquire financial aid, or it may be limited. In today’s society, having a college degree improves your potential earning potential, and certain professions require a college degree. Therefore, you may not be able to pursue your intended career if you are convicted of a felony.
With the future of your career at stake, it is of the utmost importance to acquire quality legal representation. A qualified Nassau County criminal defense attorney can help defend your rights and interests to maximize your chances of avoiding a felony conviction. Don’t risk a felony conviction haunting you for the rest of your life. Contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. as soon as possible. Allow our firm to fight on your behalf today.