How Does a Felony Impact Your Life?

If you are facing a felony charge, you may be wondering how it will impact your life. A felony conviction can have serious consequences that extend far beyond the courtroom. Here are five key areas to consider when thinking about how a felony can impact your life:

1. Employment

A felony conviction can make it difficult to find employment. Many employers conduct background checks and may be hesitant to hire someone with a criminal record. Additionally, certain professions may be off-limits to those with felony convictions, such as jobs in healthcare or education in some states.

2. Housing

A felony conviction can also impact your ability to find housing. After doing a background check, landlords may not want to rent to someone with a criminal record. Additionally, some public housing programs have restrictions on who can live there based on criminal history.

3. Finances

A felony conviction can impact your finances in a number of ways. For example, you may have difficulty obtaining credit or loans. Additionally, some states may revoke your driver's license or suspend your professional license, which can impact your ability to work and earn a living.

4. Relationships

A felony conviction can strain relationships with family and friends. Some people may be hesitant to associate with someone who has a criminal record, and you may find that your social circle has shrunk as a result.

5. Personal freedoms

A felony conviction can impact your personal freedoms in a number of ways. For example, you may be prohibited from owning a firearm or voting. Additionally, you may be required to check in with a probation officer or comply with other restrictions on your behavior.

If you are facing a felony charge, The Sherman Law Group is here to help. Our experienced attorneys can provide guidance and support throughout the legal process. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you navigate this challenging time.

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