A criminal record in the age of easy background checks can prevent you from getting the job you want being a productive member of society decades after the incident. In this harrowing story, a woman who paid here debt to society and by any reasonable standard is no threat or danger to anyone, despite a serious crime (bank robbery) in her past is denied the chance to work in a job where she can help people.
Many employers and state licensing boards will reject out of hand anyone with a criminal record, even for a minor incident.
Virginia in particular is ranked one of the worst states in allowing people with criminal records to function and prosper in terms of employment opportunities, as well as take advantage of the social safety net or public housing, public assistance, and more.
These are important things to consider before pleading guilty to any criminal charge. The implications of accepting a conviction could haunt you for the rest of your life. You need to make sure you have considered every possible criminal legal defense option that has a chance to keep your record clean and beat the charges.
Please contact us for a criminal defense consultation on any charge in Manassas/Northern Virginia, Richmond, Virginia Beach, or elsewhere in Virginia.