A criminal case is a very serious matter because of the effects that it can have on your life. You might find that your social life suffers if you are facing criminal charges. This could be because of the stigma of the charges, but it can be because of the financial hit that you take because of the charges. You might also find it hard to spend time with your friends because of the limitations placed on you by the court, such as if you are placed on house arrest pending your trial.
The criminal case can also have an impact on your work life. There are some charges that might make it difficult or impossible for you to remain at your job. For example, if you are facing sex-related charges, you might not be able to continue working as a teacher. A drunk driving charge might mean you can’t continue working as a delivery driver.
Your criminal case can affect your family life. The stress of facing charges might lead to you being grumpier than usual. This could take a toll on the way that you interact with your family. Court dates, financial impacts and other considerations might all impact the time you can spend with your loved ones and the money that is available to do things as a family.
We know that you might not want to think about all of this, but these are the realities of life with a criminal charge looming over your head. We can’t take those points away, but we can help you to get your defense moving forward so you can deal with the criminal case.