No one expects to be charged with a crime until they’re in handcuffs or sitting in jail. If you’ve been arrested on felony charges, it’s no exaggeration to say that actions you take to defend yourself now can impact the course of your life.
The consequences of a felony conviction are permanent and devastating. Having a felony on your criminal record will set you back personally, professionally, and financially. But some of the consequences go beyond incarceration and fines. Find out how a felony conviction can change your life, and then reach out to a Dallas criminal defense lawyer for help building a defense.
A felony conviction is a serious thing. Whether your charges are related to violent crime, drugs, or white collar crime, having to contend with the stain of a criminal conviction on your personal record will complicate your life in numerous ways.
Some people think of felonies as doing your time or repaying your debt to society. And although this is the stated purpose of the criminal justice system, many former felons find themselves continually set back by their criminal records, long after they’ve been released.
Here are some of the ways a criminal conviction can change your life.
Many apartment complexes run background checks on all applicants and refuse to lease to people with criminal records. If you’re a registered sex offender, your ability to live in entire areas of town, such as those near schools or public parks, will also change.
When you’ve been arrested on felony charges, that doesn’t make you a criminal—you are a person with a constitutional right to a legal defense. Chris Lewis & Associates P.C. understands what it takes to help you during the most difficult moments of your life—and will work tirelessly to help you clear your name.
Call 214-984-3113 or fill out the form below to schedule a case evaluation with a Dallas felony lawyer with our firm today.