What Are the Potential Consequences of a Record?
A criminal record can possibly have an impact on any of the following:
- Child custody arrangements: It is possible for your former spouse and the court to use your criminal record to prove you are an unfit parent or even a danger to your child.
- Getting/keeping a job: The types of jobs available to those with a criminal record is limited as they require applicants to check “yes” on a job application for being convicted of a crime. Employees who are convicted of a crime can also be fired from their current job as a result of these charges.
- Future criminal penalties: If you have committed a crime more than once, it is possible to face worse penalties for each new crime.
- Immigration status: Individuals with a criminal record may be deported or prevented from becoming future citizens.
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