In our previous blog post, we discussed how the effects of a felony conviction are far reaching. That post wasn’t meant to scare anyone, but it does show the reality that some people who are mixed up in the criminal justice system face. The social implications of a conviction can outlive the criminal justice sentence that is handed down.
If you are facing a felony charge, you should think fast. You mustn’t sit back and think that your case is going to resolve itself. Instead, research possible alternative sentences, learn about what options you have and discuss your defense with us so that we know where to go from here. You don’t want your defense to appear sloppy or like a rushed job if you end up heading to trial, so use your time wisely from the moment you find out you are facing a criminal charge.
The effects that a felony conviction have on the remainder of your life depend somewhat on the type of felony that you are facing. Some felonies, such as violent felonies or sex-related felonies, might have more effects than other felonies. Still, there are things that you must consider, such as what being branded as a felon will do in your life.
We know that you might not feel prepared to have to deal with all of this right now. You shouldn’t let those thoughts invade your thinking. Instead, put your available energy into learning all you can about the charges you face, the case against you and the ways that you can combat all of that in court. You might find answers to your questions that you didn’t realize were available.