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How Can a Felony Affect Your Life?

If you have been charged with a felony, you may be wondering how it will impact your life. A felony conviction can have serious consequences that can affect your personal and professional life for years to come.

1. Employment Opportunities

One of the most significant consequences of a felony conviction is the impact it can have on your employment opportunities. Most employers conduct background checks on potential employees, and having a felony conviction can make it difficult to find a job. In some cases, you may be disqualified from certain jobs altogether.

2. Housing

Another way in which a felony can affect your life is by making it difficult to find suitable housing. Landlords will likely do a background check on potential tenants, and they may not allow someone with a felony conviction to live on the property.

3. Education

A felony conviction can also impact your ability to pursue higher education. Having a felony conviction won't make getting into a college or university impossible, but it does lower your chances of getting into some institutions.

4. Voting Rights

Depending on what your felony conviction is from, it can result in you losing your voting rights. This can be a significant blow to your civic engagement and political participation.

5. Personal Relationships

A felony conviction can also impact your personal relationships. You may find some people are hesitant to associate with you because of your criminal record. However, you can be honest with your friends and family about your situation and ask for their support. You can also work on building new relationships with people who are willing to give you a second chance.

By being proactive and taking steps to address the consequences, you can work towards rebuilding your life.

If you are facing felony charges, it is important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the legal system and minimize the impact of a conviction. Contact Pariente Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule a consultation.