Thursday, January 25, 2018

How a Criminal Conviction Can Impact Your Future

Have you or someone you know been convicted of a crime? Legal ramifications can have a major impact on your life. The time served for a crime may not be the only factors you will face in the future. Here at our Lake of the Ozarks law firm, we can help prepare you for the ways a criminal conviction may impact your life. Take a look below for some of the things you may need to know about, should you find yourself being convicted of a crime.


After serving time for a conviction it can be difficult to find employment. Many applications will require you to disclose your criminal record. This may lead to difficulties landing a job. Often times, someone with a criminal history does not get a job or even a call for an interview. Employers will typically run a background check on potential employees. It's best to be honest about your history, even though it can be a tough subject to discuss with a future employer. Trust is an important part of hiring someone and you can start to establish trust if you are upfront about your past.

Further Education

When your sentence is complete, you may be looking for a fresh start. If you are considering continuing your education, it may be difficult to get accepted to a college. Many educational facilities will run a background check on their potential students. This may have a negative impact on your search for further education. Just like with an employer, it's best to let the admissions office know about your criminal history upfront. This can help you get ahead of the hurdles versus letting it come up as a surprise.


Finding a home may seem like a simple task in the past.... but now that you have a criminal record it can pose an issue. Many landlords run background checks on their tenants and are less likely to accept a renter who has a criminal history. It can be hard to find a place to rent when you have a record. Buying a home can also be a struggle. A mortgage lender will need to see a reliable income in order to secure a home loan. This can be hard to prove, especially if you are having issues landing a job due to your criminal record.

Now that you know some of the ways a conviction can impact your future, you are more educated about some of the events that may occur in your life. As your criminal attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can help you through the entire legal process. If you are in need of legal representation, contact Gibbons Law Firm today. Remember, your first consultation with our law firm is free. We look forward to representing your case!

Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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